Apply for funding


There are two pathways to TLRI funding

The TLRI has two pathways for funding: an Open pathway and Whatua Tū Aka, a kaupapa Māori pathway. 

  • The call for Expression of Interest applications for 2023 has now closed for both pathways.
  • A call for Full Proposal applications to the Whatua Tū Aka pathway is now open.

Links to the 2023 Full Proposal Guidance document and the Whatua Tū Aka application templates are provided below.

Key dates for 2023 for both pathways 

Call for Whatua Tū Aka Full Proposal applications opens Wednesday 3 May, 2023
Panel feedback provided to all applicants and Open pathway applicants notified of shortlisting decision Thursday 22 June, 2023
Closing date for Full Proposals: Both pathways 5pm, Thursday 24 August, 2023
Applicants notified of funding decision: Both pathways Friday 3 November, 2023
TLRI funding for recipients commences January 2024, or as in contract

There are three documents available below:

  • TLRI Full Proposal 2023 Guidance for both pathways
  • Full Proposal 2023 (Whatua Tū Aka - te reo Māori template)
  • Full Proposal 2023 (Whatua Tū Aka - English language template)