NEW ZEALAND - MFAT - New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund

Donor: 
Bilateral
Geographical focus: 
Global
Intro text: 
The New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund (‘Partnerships Fund’) is a New Zealand Government initiative. It is a contestable fund within the New Zealand Aid Programme, open to New Zealand organisations from the charitable, other not-for-profit, private, and state sectors. The Partnerships Fund will support good ideas from New Zealand-based organisations working with local partners from developing countries to support sustainable development in developing countries.

Official website

http://www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/nz-partnerships-international-development-fund

Who can apply

The Partnerships Fund is open to applications from New Zealand-based charitable, other not-for-profit, private, and state sector organisations. All applicants must have a local partner(s) in the developing country/s in which they propose to work. Application process: Accreditation, Submission of Concept applications, Concept application appraisal, Decision making by External Panel, Developing the Activity Design Document, if successful Activity Design Document appraisal and decision, Contracting and implementation; minimum value for a Partnerships Fund

application is $250,000

(total budget). A maximum of 10% of available funds is allocated to pilot activities. Up to $5 million for a five year Activity. Higher

value applications will be rigorously reviewed during the appraisal and selection process

and will need to be of exceptional quality

Objectives and activities

The Partnerships Fund aligns with the strategic goals of the New Zealand Aid Programme. 

The objective of the Partnerships Fund is also to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. This isdone by encouraging partnerships between New Zealand organisations and in-country partners.  The Fund has a particular focus on

sustainable economic development in the Pacific region.

Type and level of funding

Grants