NZOA's latest info on Screen Production Recovery Fund

Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

NZOA's latest info on Screen Production Recovery Fund

Just in case you missed it, here's New Zealand On Air's pānui to the industry about the Screen Production Recovery Fund:

We worked with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage prior to the start of this Financial Year to ensure there would continue to be some contingency for relief funding to be available in the event of further alert level changes.

A maximum of $1million has been set aside for this purpose up until December 31 this year. A few keys points to note on this funding:

Applicants can only apply for additional costs that are explicitly attributable to a change in the New Zealand COVID-19 alert level status.
The funding may only be used to support individual New Zealand-based screen productions.
Productions must be receiving funding from NZ On Air and must not be included in the Screen Sector Indemnity Scheme.
The funding can cover things like close down and set up costs, travel costs and additional interest payments
If you need to access this funding please read the Eligibility Criteria first.

You should be looking to access other support available more generally for businesses impacted by the alert level changes first and using your contingency (if any).
Please read the update from Screensafe on other support available. You can also read the government announcement on the business support available here.