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.

File NZ High Commission Fund - Application Form TEMPLATE May2015 - FINAL.pdf
File NZ High Commission Fund - Information for Applicants May2015.pdf

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