Community and funding

We currently have grants available for both 'community projects' and 'conference attendance’ and applications close on 28 August. You can find more information on the community grants page.

Our Community Programme works to further our mission of promoting the Internet's benefits and uses and protecting its potential. We do this by providing funding and community engagement opportunities.

We support New Zealanders who can shape the Internet's growth, development and use - including people from business, government, academia, technical and community-based organisations and the general public.

Our Community Programme includes funding of $500,000 per year which is awarded to community organisations and individuals through grants and strategic partnership funding. The programme also includes a range of community engagement work including events like NetHui, speaker series and the NZ Internet Research Forum. We also sponsor events and awards and providing other in-kind support to community organisations.

Our plan is to help New Zealanders be well developed, connected, collaborating and contributing as much as they can to the development of the Internet for our country.

Our Community Programme team is made up of Ellen Strickland, Nicole Skews-Poole and Gertrud Kikajon. Their contact details are on the staff page.


To further our goals of protecting and promoting the Internet for New Zealanders, we have a range of partnerships and relationships with other organisations that are aligned with our purpose and vision. This includes collaborative work, in-kind support and community funding from InternetNZ.

Community grants

InternetNZ provides funding for New Zealanders who can help to shape the Internet’s growth and development. We provide funding for Internet related projects, research and conference attendance.

Sponsoring events

InternetNZ has a limited budget available for sponsorship purposes. Sponsorship is available for events in New Zealand that are aligned to our mission.

Community Events

InternetNZ supports and creates a range of events to provide platforms for New Zealanders to come together to help shape the future of the Internet.