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CLNZ Contestable Funding

Each year a portion of the revenue allocated to the CLNZ Cultural Fund is made available in a contestable fund. In 2016, $75,000 is available for writers and publishers. The number of successful projects will vary from year-to-year and will depend on the individual merits of the applications received.

Projects that received funding in 2016:

  • Toitoi Media Limited

$7,600 to help deliver New Zealand student journal publications and teaching resources into low decile schools.

  • Huia (NZ) Ltd

$10,000 towards encouraging Te Reo Maori in primary school classrooms.

  • Lesley Smith

$10,000 towards an individual writing project.

  • NZ Book Awards Trust

$20,000 towards enhancing the delivery of the NZ Book Awards, NZ Children’s Book Awards and National Poetry Day.

  • Prue Langbein

$8,000 towards and individual writing project.

  • Clean Slate Press Ltd

$8,000 towards encouraging Te Reo Maori in primary school classrooms.

  • Zak Waipara

$5,000 towards encouraging Te Reo Maori in primary school classrooms.

  • Flying Start Books Ltd

$5,000 towards their project to develop their digital export trade.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners!

The 2015 CLNZ Contestable Fund made investments into seven compelling projects that demonstrated writing and publishing or education sector growth and development. Four of the recipients were individual writers and three were publishing organisations.

Projects that received funding contributions in 2015:

Anna Mackenzie $5,500 Writing

Huia (NZ) Ltd $4,000 Education

Janice Marriott $3,800 Writing

Kelly Ana Morey $20,000 Writing

Keri Hulme $1,250 Writing

Publishers Association of NZ $15,000 Sector development

Bridget Williams Books $10,000 Publishing