Final round of Public Interest Journalism Funding open for applications

Posted Monday 16 Jan 2023

This final general round of the PIJF has circa $3 million available so make the most of it! The remaining funding will be funneled to maintaining roles previously funded by the PIJF, and the long-term sustainability of the sector via Industry Development funded training programmes. This means there will be no Project or new Role applications accepted into this final round. 

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm Thursday 9 February 2023. All funding decisions will be made public Monday 17 April. 

The fund is open to all New Zealand media entities, from large organisations through to small, local entities, and Māori, Pacific and ethnic media. Organisations must show their projects fill a public interest service and would otherwise be at risk or not produced without this fund’s support. This may include (and is not limited to) investigative journalism, data journalism and photo journalism.

Click the links below for the specific Round 7 criteria and general guidelines.

Round 7 criteria

General guidelines