Applications for this programme are now open!

Any questions about your application should be directed to You can apply in one of two ways:

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