Do you have an initiative, a community or research project that needs some funding?
LIANZA is pleased to announce that the new LIANZA Community Contestable Fund is now open for applications from its communities.
The creation of a central fund using a proportion of accumulated LIANZA SIGs and Regions funding as at June 30, 2019 was a recommendation from the LIANZA SIGs and Regions Working Group. The fund has been established with the transfer of $60,000 into a separate fund account.
The purpose of the contestable fund is to provide funding support for research, advocacy, community projects and new initiatives.
All LIANZA regional communities and special interest communities are eligible to apply for the LIANZA Community Contestable Fund. LIANZA communities can opt to seek ideas or initiatives from LIANZA personal and institutional members who are part of their community and prioritise applications submitted for consideration.
The fund is also available to LIANZA communities working in partnership to launch an initiative and to LIANZA communities working in partnership with other GLAM sector organisations who can provide matched funding. The fund cannot be used to fund LIANZA national initiatives.
If you have an idea for an initiative that meets the eligibility criteria, then approach your LIANZA regional community or special interest community and see if they support your idea. You can find contacts for these LIANZA Communities at https://lianza.org.nz/lianza-communities/ or ask LIANZA Office to put you in touch.
The 2019 selection panel is made up of representatives from LIANZA Council, LIANZA regional communities – Hikuwai, Aoraki and Te Upoko te Ika a Maui and LIANZA special interest communities – CAT SIG, Res SIG, Health SIG, SLIS
For more information on what can be funded and eligibility criteria check out the LIANZA Contestable Fund Information.
All applications should be submitted to LIANZA Office on the LIANZA Community Contestable Fund Application Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday September 24, 2019.
Successful applications will be advised by Friday October 18 and announced at #LIANZA19 Conference.