New Zealand High Commission Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Head of Mission Fund (HOMF)
The Head of Mission Fund (HOMF) is a grant fund, primarily aimed at supporting small-scale development projects/activities. Recipients will normally be non-government organisations and community groups engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis, or for small scale community-based businesses. Funding is not for individuals.
Eligible activities in line and in accordance with the general guidelines [PDF 59KB] of the fund may include or contribute to the following:
- Projects with particular focus on community-orientated projects that benefit the broader community
- Capacity building for community-based and NGO groups
- Projects based on sound environmental and ecological practices
- Youth development
- Women’s development
A completed application form [PDF 29KB] with supporting documentation should be submitted. If the application is to request for resources, an itemised invoice or quote is a requirement.
The Head of Mission Fund is a small pool of money which can only support between 8 – 10 applications each financial year, from 1 July to 30 June of the following year.
Applications are assessed and considered at four selection rounds which take place at the end of July, October, January and April.