New Zealand High Commission Fund - Kingdom of Tonga

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The New Zealand High Commission Fund - Kingdom of Tonga (the Fund) supports small scale, short-term community projects that contribute to wider community development and well-being. Projects must be in line with the New Zealand Aid Programme's mission of:

"Sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and properous world".

Applications for the Fund's 2022/2023 round intake have closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Who can apply

The Fund is aimed primarily at community groups and Non Government Organisations but other types of not-for profit organisations, e.g. schools, business associations, may apply. Check with the New Zealand High Commission if you are not sure whether your group is eligible to apply for funding for the next round.

Priority theme

The overarching theme for this year is “Community Recovery and Resilience". To apply for this funding round, your application should be focused on one of these four outcome areas:

1. Communities are supported with mental health services and activities
2. Domestic violence is prevented and victims of domestic violence are supported
3. Improved livelihoods of households and communities
4. Students are supported with learning through disruption

Project duration

Our preference is that approved projects are completed within one year.


The fund for a single project is generally up to TOP30,000.

Project Implementation

An Implementation Plan clearly illustrates the key stages of your project from the start until the end including the different inputs required in your application form. In effect, a project timeline of key tasks for the project with resources is required.

Project Budget Summary

Clearly show costs you would like funded and provide an appropriate budget stating relevant costs for your project.

Application Process

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible when the Fund re-opens.

Ensure you read the criteria thoroughly before submitting an application. As resources are limited we will prioritise projects that align with the above themes and criteria.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants will be notified by email of the result of their application.

For enquiries:

Email: or Phone +676 23 122

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