Toloa Community Fund

Established in 2015, the Toloa Community Fund has been set up to support organisations and community groups to promote and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activities to Pacific young people, through engaging key Pacific influencer groups including parents, families and community leaders.

We encourage all Pacific organisations that work with Pacific communities to apply for funding to deliver STEM related activities. There are three categories of funding that applicants can apply for:

Grassroots initiatives (grants up to $5,000) - apply here

Funding for groups that have a new idea that they want to test and pilot.

Some examples of these are: expos, exploratory days, fono, purchase of devices, internet connectivity and training on digital devices.

Emerging initiatives (grants up to $20,000) - apply here

Funding for an initiative that has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to improve it.

Some examples of these are: l earning how to co-design, learning how to code and develop a virtual game application, learning how to become content creators and developing a digital book.

Collaboration initiatives (grants up to $50,000) - apply here

Funding for an initiative that has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to collaborate with others to scale up or expand to deliver in other regions or across several regions or nationwide.

If you have an idea or an existing initiative that meets the following criteria then we encourage you to submit an application:

  • Targeted towards Pacific communities in Aotearoa
  • To lift STEM aspirations amongst Pacific communities
  • Demonstrates a link towards the Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou Goals: Thriving Pacific cultures, languages and identities, Prosperous Pacific communities, Health and resilient Pacific peoples and Confident, thriving and resilient Pacific young people.

Applications are now open!

Click here to apply

If you would like some more information or help with the application process check out our Frequently Asked Questions here, or else please send an email to [email protected]