Community grants

**Applications are currently closed for all community grants**


We’ve made changes to our grant funding to better support our 2019/20 organisational strategy and goals

This includes targeting our funding applications to applicants we have been working with to support digital inclusion in Aotearoa.

During the first months of 2020, we have a grant round open for projects - practical and research based. Applications for this grant close at 5pm, Thursday 30 January 2020. 

Our conference attendance awards are on hold due to the current pandemic situation.

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Our recently closed funding round:

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.

Grants round, 2019/2020

To assist the Internet community to run community or research projects to further the use of the Internet in and for Aotearoa. Priority focus is on projects that support digital inclusion in Aotearoa. 

Our previous funding round categories were:

Community projects - funds for community-based projects which support more widely available access to the Internet, or which deliver greater or better use of the Internet.

Internet research - funds for individuals or organisations who were 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.

Special funding - one-off funding for activities or projects for a special cause. One example of a special funding round was 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 our grant rounds was an issue, we accepted applications for up to $5,000 for Community Projects, Internet Research or Conference Attendance.


View all of our current and previous community grant recipients