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Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund - Round Two FAQs

Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund - Round Two FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact [email protected].

Frequently asked questions


The Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two opened on Saturday, 27 August 2022.

Applications closed at 5pm, Friday, 10 March 2023 and applicants will be informed of the outcome by 31 May 2023 (date was extended recently due to volume of applications).


Applicants were able to apply by completing the online application form or via email using a downloadable version in MS Word or PDF format.

Any questions about the Fund can be directed to: [email protected]. 


Supporting Documents

Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two application needed to include the following supporting documentation:

  1. an initiative budget for the total funding amount requested.
  2. a bank statement in the name of the individual, organisation or group applying for funding.

Acceptable Document Formats

Please make sure your documents for emailing are only saved in .doc, .docx, .jpg, .png or PDF file format and please include your full organisation name in the filename before attaching. This will help us match up your documents with your application form when processing. Please also make sure attachments are no larger than 4MB in file size.


IMPORTANT: You'll be required to provide all supporting documents before we can process your application.

Next steps

Following your application, you may also be asked to provide further information. If this information is required, we will email you.

If you need assistance with your application or supporting documents, please email [email protected].

To be eligible, applicants had to be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.

Yes, previous applicants may apply for funding through Round Two. If you are a previously funded applicant, you cannot duplicate your previous initiative, but you can expand upon it. 

See a summary of successful Round One initiatives.

The Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two was available to one-off initiatives that:

  • Contribute to the fund’s objectives
  • Align with any or all of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou goals
  • Generate, preserve, raise awareness, and/or pass on Pacific knowledge, experiences, and histories of the Dawn Raids
  • Can be delivered successfully within 12 months of receiving funding (by 7 April 2024).

Applicants are encouraged to share their initiative with the public where possible and/or appropriate

A range of storytelling methods are considered, such as:

  • written and/or oral history collection – including audio and visual, and using ethnic-specific methods like talanoa
  • music, dance or performing arts – including live or recorded
  • visual or graphic arts, including sculptures, paintings, exhibitions, moving image
  • other creative art forms.

Note, applicants may use grants to purchase or hire relevant equipment, such as sound or video recording devices, and provide small amounts of koha to participants. Applicants may also use grants to pay for wages, salaries and travel related to the initiative, however this will be capped at 20 percent of the total amount granted and is at the discretion of the assessment panel.

All initiatives funded by the Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two must follow government COVID-19 requirements.

The Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund Round Two did not fund:

  • Initiatives that only benefit or support one individual
  • For-profit activities
  • Initiatives that are not aligned with the priorities of this fund
  • Initiatives and services that duplicate existing work / services
  • Work that has already been completed (the work on your initiative must be ongoing after the closing date for applications)
  • Initiatives that are the general responsibility of other sectors (such as school and tertiary- based programmes which are the primary responsibility of the Ministry of Education, NZQA and TEC)
  • Initiatives that are eligible for funding from tertiary institutions or for university theses
  • Initiatives funded by institutions like museums unless they are largely volunteer run and minimally funded from regional or national sources
  • Initiatives and activities delivered solely overseas including the New Zealand realm countries
  • Fixed assets and capital expenditure
  • Debt repayment or debt servicing

Successful fund recipients will be asked to complete monthly progress updates, a six-month progress report, and a final accountability report for their initiative that will include:

  • evidence of (progress towards) the achievement of your initiative outcomes
  • community impact and reach of your initiative
  • lessons learnt from your work
  • how your funds were spent.

The Ministry will provide reporting templates and will assist successful applicants to complete them.

Preserving and storing work

Applicants are encouraged to share their initiative with the public where possible and/or appropriate.

Consideration will be given to how applicants propose to store and preserve works when assessing proposals.

Examples of archival storage settings include:

  • Donating a copy of a physical or digital initiative to libraries like the Alexander Turnbull Library, regional libraries, or museums.
  • Storing an initiative within a community archive.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples will also seek permission from fund recipients to host a record of the initiative on an online platform and publish names of recipients and summaries of successful initiatives on our website and social media channels.

Yes, the fund was open to both organisations or groups and individuals, provided they were New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.