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Expressions of Interest: Mātātuhi Foundation 2022 Literary Funding Grants

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Job details

Mātātuhi Foundation
31 May 2022
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


Our kaupapa is about forging stronger connections between New Zealand readers and writers by growing New Zealand's literary landscape. 

We do that via a biannual grants round where up to $5000 of project seed funding is made available to three to five innovative literary project submissions.  

Our next funding round CLOSES: 31 MAY 2022


Biannual Grants Round:

Submit your expression of interest online at via a simple and short application form

The Foundation will seed fund projects that:

  • Relate to New Zealand literature only (fiction, non-fiction, poetry)
  • Deliver broad community literary or literacy benefit outcomes
  • Demonstrate innovation and imagination
  • Are new or business expansion projects rather than business-as-usual projects
  • Represent well-considered, robust propositions with identified, achievable and measurable deliverables

The Foundation will generally NOT fund: 

  • Business-as-usual activities or costs such as ongoing operational or staff overheads
  • Ancillary project costs including catering expenses, travel, accommodation
  • Projects that can access full funding elsewhere
  • The writing or publishing of individual titles or collective works unless there is deemed to be a significant community benefit

Links & contact details: 

Visit the website for further information.


How to apply

How to apply

  • The Foundation will only consider Expressions of Interest submitted via the online EOI form on or before 31 MAY 2022 
  • The online form is available here.  All submissions must be accompanied by a project budget and any other appropriate supporting documents.
  • For more information see:

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Mātātuhi Foundation

22 Apr 2021