Community grants

InternetNZ supports and engages the Internet community with a range of community grants. All grants must be towards our mission and objects and help maintain or extend the use and accessibility of the Internet for New Zealanders.

Our funding round categories are:

Community projects

The focus of this round is to fund community-based projects which support more widely available access to the Internet, or which deliver greater or better use of the Internet.


Internet research

This is to fund individuals or organisations who are conducting research projects focused on the Internet. The research can be on (but not limited to) Internet access, policy technologies, Internet use, performance and impacts.


Conference attendance

This round is designed to assist the Internet community in attending conferences that are relevant to maintaining, improving and promoting access to the Internet.


Special funding

This is could be a one-off funding round to fund activities or projects for a special cause. One example of a special funding round is the Canterbury Funding that was launched in 2011 as part of InternetNZ’s contribution to help rebuild the earthquake-ravaged Canterbury region. The funding was for Internet/ICT-related projects that contributed to the rebuild. There is no current timetable for special funding.


On demand grants 

If the timing of these rounds is an issue, we can accept other Community Grant applications for up to $5,000 for Community Projects, Internet Research or Conference Attendance. Please contact us on 0800 101 151 to discuss this.