NZ On Air funding Round Rua guidelines

Posted Tuesday 01 Aug 2023

NZ On Air funding Round Rua guidelines

The deadline for applications to Round Rua is 4pm, 14 September 2023

Decisions will be communicated on 24 November 2023 to allow more time for productions that need to contract before the end of the year.


17 August 2023 Funding round opens.
All applications must be made through NZ On Air’s online application system. Applications not submitted through this system will not be accepted.

14 September 2023, 4pm Application deadline. Round closes.
Late applications will not be considered. In very exceptional circumstances, for time-sensitive projects agreed prior by the Head of Funding, NZ On Air may consider an out-of-time application.

24 November 2023 - Decisions confirmed, applicants notified.
This date may be extended at NZ On Air’s sole discretion.

Application Limits
Producers/production companies are limited to a maximum of four applications, with a maximum of two applications per category (Scripted, Non-Fiction, Content Development, Capability and Discoverability).

  • Platforms can submit up to 10 applications per round, without any restrictions per category within that total.
  • Please note, the platform application cap does not apply to children's applications and returning series.

If you think you have a strong case for exceeding these limits, contact Amie Mills, Head of Funding, before submitting your applications via email

Find the updated deadlines document here.