North Pacific Development Fund (New Zealand)


North pacific development fund

NPDF is primarily aimed at supporting small-scale development projects or activities. Recipients will normally be non-government organisations and community groups engaged in development activities on a non-profit basis. The maximum grant for a single activity is NZ$75,000.

Priority will be given to activities or projects:

  • That enhance gender equality and increase the equitable participation of women in development

  • That target assistance to the disadvantaged which may include people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, young people and communities in remote areas who have not otherwise received assistance

  • Where the applicants are making a significant contribution themselves in labour, transport, materials, and/or cash

  • That encourage and facilitate self-help through active participation of beneficiaries in the identification, design and implementation of the project

  • Have clearly stated objectives and a sound implementation plan

    That employ sound environment and ecological practices; and

  • That have high development impacts in proportion to costs

    How to apply


    We are accepting applications for the 2019-20 funding round between 1 June 2019 and 31 January 2020.

    • Applications submitted by 30 August 2019 will be appraised September and October 2019, with outcomes likely to be announced by 1 November 2019.

    • Any applications received after the 30 August 2019 will be considered and notifications made by May 2020.

    Download and complete the following Application Form [DOC, 184 KB].

    All applications should be:

    • Clearly written on the form provided.  Additional information can be attached;

    • Supported by invoices/purchase orders from suppliers of goods and services to the activity where relevant;

    • Signed by a responsible member of the applying organisation; and sent to:

    NPDF Administrator
    New Zealand Embassy
    733 Bishop Street, Suite 2020
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    P: +1-808-675-5555