New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund

Our development investment should make a very real and positive difference for people in need, their families and communities in developing countries. We want to show measurable, positive changes to their quality of life. The Partnerships Fund has been established to harness the expertise and innovation of New Zealand charitable, other not-for-profit, private sector and state sector organisations in the delivery of aid activities in developing countries.

The Partnerships Fund is:

  • a multi-sector contestable fund
  • focused on sustainable economic development in a developing country
  • constructed around forming partnerships with New Zealand organisations who work with local in-country partners on aid activities.
  • available to fund activities which align with the strategic focus and sector priorities of the New Zealand Aid Programme.

Partnerships for International Development Fund | FactSheet (PDF 188kb)

How do Partnerships Fund rounds work?

All applicants need to be accredited to apply to the Partnerships Fund before submitting a Concept application for funding consideration. The accreditation application form is available here.  Applicants should allow up to four weeks for their accreditation application to be processed.

The Partnerships Fund Concept application template is available here.

The Partnerships Fund application process

  • Accreditation
  • Submission of Concept applications
  • Concept application appraisal
  • Decision making by External Panel
  • Developing the Activity Design Document if successful
  • Activity Design Document appraisal and decision
  • Contracting and implementation

Partnership Fund Guidelines (for round 4)

Before making a decision to apply to the Partnerships Fund, please read the full New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund Guidelines (April 2014) (PDF 203kb).

Partnerships Fund workshops

The Partnerships and Funds team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade would like to advise that the next Partnerships Workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 25 February 2014 in Wellington
  • Tuesday 4 March 2014 in Auckland

The workshops are an opportunity for new and existing partners in the state, non-government and private sector to collectively engage with us on working in development with the NZ Aid Programme.  Further details on the workshop programme, and information on how to register will be provided in early February.

Additional support in applying to the fund

Organisations considering applying to the fund for the first time are encouraged to contact nzpfid@mfat.govt.nz in the first instance. MFAT staff are available to provide a limited amount of support should an organisation wish to sound out a concept. Organisations should also utilise their own NZ and in-country networks to identify and discuss the concept with relevant stakeholders.

Accredited organisations may submit a draft concept application to nzpfid@mfat.govt.nz for high level feedback. Drafts should be in close to final stage format, including a completed high level budget section. For round 4 of the fund the deadline for this service is 12 March 2014. Please note that decisions are made by the independent IDASP panel and this support will not necessarily lead to an application’s success.

Important dates and events

2014

Confirmed dates

12 February, 5pm close-off date for receipt of accreditation prior to round 4

12 March, 5pm close-off date for receipt of draft concept applications for feedback prior to round 4

26 March, 5pm closing date for round 4 Partnerships Fund applications

By 6 June, all applicants advised of round 4 outcome

Early June applicants proceed to design stage if successful

6 August, 5pm close-off date for receipt of accreditation prior to round 5

3 September, 5pm close-off date for receipt of draft concept note applications for feedback prior to round 5

17 September, 5pm closing date for round 5 Partnerships Fund applications

Early December all applicants advised of round 5 outcome

 

For any queries please contact the Partnerships and Funds team on