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Submit an Idea

Before submitting your Idea please make sure you’ve read all of the information on this website/page and the FAQs below.

We are supportive of working together where it can add value, and will happily accept joint proposals from two or more parties.

Even if you are not in a position to develop your Idea, we would still like to hear about it!  We may be able to link you with others, or interest others in your Idea.

You can:

  • EITHER send us your Idea and we can offer it to others to develop,
  • OR submit your Idea with a view to requesting funds to develop it yourself/yourselves.

We just want your Idea to begin with. If your proposal is short-listed, you will be asked to provide further information.

You can link to or upload a short audio or video clip as part of your proposal if you would like.  Please make this no longer than 2 minutes, and no larger than 25 MB.


Click here to fill out your proposal.  You don’t need to complete it all at once.  Remember to click ‘submit’ when you’ve finished.

Please send us your proposals by 30 September 2017.

If it is not easy for you fill out your proposal online, you are welcome to talk with us: (04) 472 8876 or and we will find another way!



Can you submit more than one Idea?

Yes.  If your second Idea is unrelated to the first, it would be better to make a separate submission.

What is the timeline?

Please send us your proposal by the end of 30 September 2017.  We will let you know that we have received it, and send you an update once we know how many proposals have come in.

The process for making decisions about who receives funding may be quite fluid.  Some Ideas may be offered funding or other support at different times.  This means it is difficult to give a firm date for when you will hear back to us.  We will certainly let you know if we’ve decided not to take your Idea forward.

Is this the only opportunity to put your Idea forward?

The short answer is, we don’t know yet.  While we don’t currently see another wide call for Ideas like this, we haven’t ruled it out.  We might also ‘shoulder tap’ groups in the future.


Contact us

(04) 472 8876 or


Thanks for your interest. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.

We know that many people and organisations are passionate about making our country a great place for all our children and mokopuna.