MFAT administers several funds as part of the New Zealand Aid Programme.
These funds are available to organisations that have their own proposals for development and humanitarian response activities. Eligibility depends on the type of fund, and all applications for funding go through a full appraisal and selection process.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has designed a new approach to partnering with non-government organisations (NGOs) as a result of an independent evaluation of the Partnerships for International Development (PFID) fund [PDF, 1.9 MB] completed in March 2018, extensive consultation with partners in New Zealand and partner countries and MFAT research and analysis.
The Collaborate Pacific contestable fund considers small scale activities that support sustainable development and tackle issues that matter to the region.
Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply to Collaborate Pacific for funding for event and travel costs for activities relevant to the fund’s objectives.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Assists Pacific Island countries to develop and deliver appropriate solutions to service delivery at a local level e.g. urban planning, infrastructure planning and management, water and waste management and asset management.
These awards support research by New Zealand students on development issues that fit with the aims of the New Zealand Aid Programme. The awards help ensure a depth of knowledge and sound research skills in our future development professionals.
MFAT has made financial contributions towards the field research costs of selected New Zealand students since 1991.
The awards are normally advertised toward the end of the calendar year. Dates and details for 2019 are yet to be confirmed.
The Partnerships Fund supported partnerships led by New Zealand-based organisations to develop and deliver locally owned responses to development challenges in New Zealand Aid Programme countries. The Partnerships Fund had a core focus on sustainable economic development in the Pacific. The fund was decommissioned in September 2018. Commitments made under the Partnerships Fund will be met with projects ongoing. The fund is being replaced with a new approach to Partnering for Impact.