Oral History and History Grants – Manatu Taonga Ministry For Culture and Heritage


Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage administers two annual history grants – Ngā Kōrero Taonga Tuku Iho Oral History Grants and the Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants (previously known as the NZ History Awards). Both of our Grants are closing at the same time this year – 15 October 2021. We are now inviting applications for both grants.

We are pleased to say that our applications forms and terms and conditions are now available in both Te Reo Māori and English. Piki Ake! Kake Ake! Nau mai, haere mai.

Ngā Kōrero Taonga Tuku Iho Oral History Grants

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants provide financial help for the recording of interviews relating to the history of New Zealand/Aotearoa and its close connections with the Pacific. Projects submitted for consideration should contribute significantly to our understanding of New Zealand’s past and its people. Awards are given as a contribution towards the cost of recording interviews for oral history projects, including training, travel, the purchase of good quality audio and/or video recording equipment and other expenses.
Grants may be made to individuals, or groups with a community-led project. Preference will be given to people with experience with oral history projects, who have completed training in oral history or have experience in oral traditions. Funding can be used to pay for training if required. We are particularly keen to receive applications for projects relating to Māori and Pacific communities.

For more information and the application form please see:
https://mch.govt.nz/funding-nz-culture/ministry-grants-awards/new-zealand-oral-history-awards

Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants

Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants, funded by the New Zealand History Research Trust Fund, support historians, researchers and writers working on non-fiction projects that will significantly enhance our understanding of New Zealand’s past. Traditionally, we have supported book or web projects with a wide target readership, rather than journal articles.
Any individual or group can apply, although it can’t fund academic work. We are particularly keen to receive applications for projects relating to the history of Māori and Pacific communities. The funding can be used for any expenses to do with the researching and writing process, such as travel costs, paying yourself a wage, equipment costs and research costs, to a maximum of $12,000.

For more information and the application form please see:
https://mch.govt.nz/funding-nz-culture/ministry-grants-awards/new-zealand-history-research-trust