Government funds have been allocated for the official elements of New Zealand's First World War centenary programme. Lottery Grants are also available for community initiatives.
The New Zealand Government has allocated funds to ‘legacy projects’ for the First World War centenary.
Legacy projects include the following:
- Improvements to visitor experiences associated with Gallipoli and the Western Front (Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails)
- Cenotaph database redevelopment (partially funded, in collaboration with Auckland War Memorial Museum)
- Pukeahu National War Memorial park
- The Great War Exhibition (closed December 2018)
- The Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre
These, and other projects being funded out of public department baselines such as a series of publications on various aspects of the war's impact on New Zealand, are listed as official projects in the Activities & Projects register.
Lottery Grants Board funding
To support the First Word War Centenary programme, in 2012 the Lottery Grants Board made a special allocation of more than $25 million funding to support community projects. Between 2013 and 2016 the special Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee considered seven rounds of applications.
This special WW100 commemorative fund is no longer open, but organisations are still able to apply for a range of other lottery grants available to support local initiatives and community services.
View applications funded since April 2013
- Applications funded 2013-16 (alphabetical) (PDF, 282 KB) (Excel, 32 KB)
- Applications funded 2013-16 (by round) (PDF, 375 KB) (Excel, 47 KB)
First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund
Creative New Zealand made a total of $1.5 million available through the First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund, to support national and international organisations to commission new, large-scale, collaborative work with New Zealand artists as part of the wider government programme to mark the First World War centenary (WW100).
The WW100 Co-Commissioning Fund is no longer available, but Creative New Zealand has a range of other grants available to support arts projects. Find out more on www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds
Read more about the successful applicants below:
- Successful applicants from Round 1
- Successful applicants from Round 2 (Note: the Pare Kawakawa exhibition at the Auckland War Memorial Museum has since been cancelled, and the grant has therefore been withdrawn.)
- Successful applicants from Round 3
- Successful applicants from Round 4
Further funding sources
Other sources of funds for community activities can be found on our funding sources page.