Funding Rounds

Nuku Ora’s Tū Manawa funding will be distributed in a series of funding rounds over the next 12 months. 

The Tū Manawa ‘Open Fund’ and ‘Smaller Project Fund’ have the same purpose, priority groups, and requirements. The difference between the two are how the respective funding streams are administered.

Please note that your application must be for a programme or project for up to 12 months (i.e. you cannot apply for costs past a 12-month delivery period).

Open Fund

Open Fund applications are assessed by a Community Decision Making Panel (a mix of internal Nuku Ora staff and external panel members)

  • No funding cap on how much can be applied for
  • Three Open Fund Rounds over the next 12 months

Fund type

Opening date

Closing date

Open Fund – (Round 1)


2 August 2021

20 August 2021 (5pm) 

*Now closing 8am on Monday 6 September 

Open Fund – (Round 2)


1 November 2021

19 November 2021 (5pm)

Open Fund – (Round 3)


31 January 2022

18 February 2022 (5pm)

 Smaller Project Fund

Smaller Project Fund applications are assessed by an internal Nuku Ora Decision Making Panel

  • $10,000.00 funding cap on applications
  • Six Smaller project Fund Rounds over the next 12 months

Fund type

Opening date

Closing date

Smaller Project Fund – (Round 1) September

30 August 2021

17 September 2021 (5pm)

Smaller Project Fund – (Round 2) October

27 September 2021

15 October 2021 (5pm)

Smaller Project Fund – (Round 3) December

29 November 2021

10 December 2021 (5pm)

Smaller Project Fund – (Round 4) March

28 February 2022

18 March 2022 (5pm)

Smaller Project Fund – (Round 5) May 

2 May 2022

20 May 2022 (5pm)


Need more help?

We recommend you get in touch with our Tū Manawa team before submitting your application

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