New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu

New Zealand High Commission Fund Vanuatu


The New Zealand High Commission Fund (NZHCF) Vanuatu supports small scale, short-term community projects that contribute to wider community well-being.  The projects must be in line with New Zealand Aid Programme’s mission of:

Sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.


The fund is aimed primarily at community groups and NGOs but other types of organisations e.g.  schools, business associations may apply.  Check with the New Zealand High Commission/Embassy.  The Fund does not support individual businesses.

How long

No individual project will be supported for longer than two years.  Supporting different projects by the same partner over a longer duration is possible.

NZHCF Vanuatu projects can be forwarded to the New Zealand High Commission throughout the year and will normally be considered in August of each financial year.  All applications should be received by the 31st of July every year. 

What will not be funded

  • political, religious or evangelical activities N.B. faith-based groups are not excluded where the proposed project is consistent with the purpose of the Fund, does not exclude followers of other religions, and the funds are not used to support proselytising
  • site visits
  • unsolicited donations
  • individual student scholarships
  • international airfares/overseas conference attendance
  • on-going (recurrent) funding of recipients’ operational/organisational costs such as wages and salaries, office items and communications

Within one month of Project completion, a final Project report will be provided to the New Zealand High Commission to confirm that the goods and/or services were received and were used for the purposes outlined in the application.  Final reports should be submitted by the 1st of July the following year. You are encouraged to include photos of project implementation activity or completion inside your reporting documents. All activities supported will be subject to monitoring visits by the New Zealand High Commissioner or his/her representatives.  Full cooperation and access to project locations must be provided for monitoring visits.

For further information, contact:

New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 161
Tel: 22933

File NZHCF Application Form (Bislama).pdf
File NZHCF Application Form (English)_0.pdf

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