Applications for this programme are now open!

Any questions about your application should be directed to

Quick criteria checklist for before you apply

To save you time, please make sure you fit our minimum funding requirements before filling out the application form.

  • I am applying on behalf of a registered New Zealand charity
  • My project is innovative, and not business as usual
  • My project has a youth focus, and works primarily with at least one or more of these 5 key focus groups
  • No more than 15% of what I’m applying for is operational overhead costs
  • My project is not any of the following: research or an intervention around specific physical illness or disabilities, a research project not connected to a practical application, the generation of short films or web-series (unless supported by ongoing youth development), a one off event, a short-term intervention, capital or infrastructure projects, devices, connectivity, a tech hub, a project without youth input, a scholarship or tertiary study request, or funding for an individual
  • My project budget is under $50,000 (if you are applying for over $50,000 please contact our Grants Advisor as the process to apply is different)

Please note you are not able to save a draft version of your application in this online form. We recommend preparing your answers in a save-able document then filling out this form when you’re ready.

Innovation Fund application form

You can find yours here if you don’t know it.

  • Nama Rätonga Kaupapa Atawhai – Charities Number
  • mörahi kupu – upper word limit
  • panäia - excluded
  • noho taumaha ana - disadvantaged
  • hangarau - technology
  • matea - needed
  • toimata - vision
  • paheketanga - failures
  • angitü - success