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Funding sources for WW100 commemorations

WW100, the centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War, will be marked over several years through a variety of commemorative projects and activities. 

WW100 is a shared identity for First World War Centenary projects and activities, from official state ceremonies to community initiatives. By 2018, we hope that:

  • New Zealanders have a better understanding of how our military heritage has shaped New Zealand identity
  • New Zealanders have a better understanding of the impact of the First World War on New Zealand families, particularly women, and on those who served abroad
  • New Zealand’s long history of contributing to global peace and security is better understood and valued both in New Zealand and overseas
  • New Zealand’s ongoing relationships with Australia, the wider Commonwealth and other participants in the First World War are strengthened.


WW100 offers every New Zealander the chance to find out what their First World War story is. Whether you reflect on the nature of war, remember family members who served, visit a memorial, or think about the history of your street name or events long ago, it's an opportunity to better understand our past - and how it still shapes us today. For recent immigrants it's a chance to find out more about your new home and its history.


Click here for guidance on potential funding sources for proposed Centenary projects and activities in New Zealand and overseas.

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