National Commission awards $279,000 in grants

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to announce the awarding of 13 grants worth $279,000 in total for the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s 2016/2017 Contestable Funding Round.Nature through Arts downsized

“The successful projects all contribute to the mandate of UNESCO in some way, demonstrating innovation which is likely to lead to positive long-term change,” says Ian McKinnon, Chair of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. “We are pleased to support activities that will make a significant difference in our New Zealand communities as well as the wider Pacific.”

Projects to receive funding include workshops run by Kakano Films Ltd supporting Māori and Pacific youth to make films that will be screened at the first Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival next year; an app developed by the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc to support local ethnic migrant and refugee youth; and the development of a digital educational resource for the successful ‘Imagine my City’ pilot project, engaging young people with nature in their communities.

The mission of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is to further the vision and current goals of UNESCO in New Zealand and as part of the Pacific through education, the sciences, culture and the free exchange of ideas and intercultural dialogue.

The list of successful 2016/17 UCAF Grant recipients is here

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