As part of the Pacific Languages Strategy, the Pacific Languages Community Fund was established to support Pacific communities to drive and lead solutions to retain and revitalise Pacific languages in Aotearoa.
Our Pacific languages matter because they tell the story of who we are. Language, culture, and identity are essential to the wellbeing and long-time success of Pacific people in Aotearoa.
Comparisons from Census 2013 to Census 2018 data shows that the proportion of speakers of Pacific languages in Aotearoa has declined across the board.
The Pacific Language Community Funding is aimed at initiatives that align with the Pacific Languages Strategy key objectives, which help revitalise, maintain, and increase the number of speakers of Pacific languages, strengthening their identities and cultural confidence.
The Pacific Languages Community Fund aims to support community-led initiatives that:
Applicants could apply for up to $50,000 excl. GST.
If you have any further questions about the fund, please email [email protected].
The Pacific Languages Community Fund aims to support community-led initiatives that align to the following objectives:
Applicants could apply for up to $50,000.
The Pacific Languages Community Fund opened on Friday 23 June 2023 at 12.30pm.
Applications closed on Monday 7 August 2023 at 12.30pm.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application from October 2023.
Successful applicants will receive funding from mid-October 2023.
Successful applicants must complete their initiative between 1 November 2023 to 30 November 2024.
Pacific Languages Community Fund Online Workshops 2023
We held a series of online funding workshops to support applicants on their journey and equip them with all the information they needed to successfully apply for this funding.
Dates and times of workshops held:
To be eligible, applicants needed to:
Pacific Languages Community Funding was available for initiatives that were aligned to (but not limited to):
The Pacific Languages Community Fund was not available for:
The Pacific Languages Community Fund is now closed.
Applicants could apply by submitting a costed proposal of up to $50,000.
If you need more information about the Pacific Languages Community Fund, please email [email protected].