To deliver the New Zealand Aid Programme we draw on the knowledge and skills of a wide range of people and organisations.

The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers its projects through companies, individual consultants, NGOs, and public sector agencies. We fund projects in developing countries in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, renewable energy, infrastructure, ICT, tourism and disaster preparedness and response.

The New Zealand Aid Programme engages suppliers to provide a wide range of goods, works and technical expertise. Our suppliers work in partnership with organisations and agencies in developing countries. 

Read more about who we work with 


Our programmes have a range of grant funding and contract opportunities. However, we don’t fund requests for sponsorship from individuals or organisations. 

MFAT Code of Conducts

Read MFATs Code of Conduct [PDF, 1 MB]

Read MFATs Technical Adviser Code of Conduct [PDF, 128 KB]



MFAT purchases goods, construction and services (including consultancy services) in accordance with the Government Procurement Rules.

Read about tendering for contracts

Grant funding

If you have an idea for effective aid delivery, your organisation may be able to apply to apply to a contestable fund.

Find out about our contestable funds


All aid programme employment opportunities are advertised on the Vacancies page.

Please note that we don't respond to unsolicited CVs.


We don't work directly with volunteers but provide funding to Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) that sends New Zealand volunteers to developing countries to share their skills and assist with long term development. 

Read about VSA (external link)

Like other agencies, we don't fund members of the public who wish to volunteer as part of humanitarian response following a disaster.

Find out how you can help following a disaster 

Fraud control

If you suspect the loss or misuse of New Zealand government or aid programme funds, resources, or assets due to fraud or corruption, please contact us. All cases of fraud, or suspected fraud, will be reviewed and, if appropriate, investigated. If confirmed, disciplinary action and/or referral to the police could follow. Where fraud has occurred, we will act to recover lost money or property.

Post: Head of Audit and Risk Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18 901, Wellington 6001, New Zealand.

Please mark your correspondence “In confidence”. You do not have to give your name and we will treat your information as confidential.