New Zealand Aid Program
Grants for technical assistance and research in sustainable development, emphasizing the Pacific Islands and parts of Southeast Asia
Principal Office: New Zealand
The New Zealand Aid Program (NZAID) was created in 2002 within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Policies and strategies in NZAID reflect the agency’s long-term commitment to foster sustainable development in the developing world, emphasizing the Pacific Islands. New Zealand aims to coordinate its development assistance with other donors such as Australia, in particular.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund. The Partnerships Fund encourages organizations in New Zealand to collaborate with partners in developing countries for projects in sustainable economic development. Funding areas include agriculture, fisheries, water and sanitation, and improved resilience to disasters (among others).
About the Partnerships Fund, and how to apply
APPLICATION: Applications are submitted by organizations, not individuals. NZAID defines the eligible countries and territories; activities that can be funded; and the application process and calendar deadlines.
About the PIC Fund, and how to apply
3 — Scholarships in Developing Countries. NZAID offers a variety of scholarships to citizens of selected developing countries to undertake vocational training or university studies in their home countries, in New Zealand, or in the Pacific region. Some categories of support have regional restrictions (e.g., Southeast Asia and Pacific), while others are open to applicants from a broader range of countries.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
NZAID is active in the countries below, applying the regional geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan
Notes: (1) NZAID is also active in Pacific entities not defined as independent countries in the Terra Viva Grants Directory: Cook Islands, French Pacific Territories, Niue, and Tokelau. (2) In addition to its country programs, NZAID funds regional programs for Southeast Asia (ASEAN), the Mekong region, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America and Caribbean.
In some of NZAID’s priority countries, small grants may be possible for certain kinds of local projects through New Zealand’s diplomatic missions.
Contact Us provides information to reach the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington, and email addresses for specific types of inquiries.
The Council for International Development (CID) includes most of New Zealand’s major NGOs that work in international programs and projects.
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