New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

Head of Mission Fund

Head of Mission Fund (HOMF) | Guidelines and application form

The embassy in Manila operates a small development fund called the Head of Mission Fund.  This enables the embassy to flexibly support activities that manifestly and directly meet development needs in the Philippines.

The Head of Mission Fund disburses money principally through grants, for discrete development activities of a short duration. Funds are limited and only the best proposals will be assessed.

To be considered for funding, proposals must be consistent with the overarching goal of the New Zealand Aid Programme — to support sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.

Applications must meet the criteria set out for ‘eligible projects and activities’ in the guidelines, and be made on the standard application form, with the required additional information attached.  A pdf version of the guidelines and form is available at the bottom of this page, but we encourage applicants to complete a Word version of the form electronically and email that to us.   You can request a Word version by emailing .

Please send your application to:

Head of Mission Fund
New Zealand Embassy
PO Box 3228, MCPO, Makati City 1200
Telephone: (02) 891 5358
Fax: (02) 891 5356

Applications for the 2014/2015 financial year are open from July 1 until September 30 2014.

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