Partnership Incentive Fund 2020

Deadline extended to 1 May 2020. This fund supports clients in our Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes to diversify their income, increase support from donors and business partners and develop their fundraising capability. It is part of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme for investment clients.

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Up to $20,000 per applicant

1 May 2020

Artforms funded:

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1. Check your eligibility

Who can apply

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a Creative New Zealand investment client already receiving funding via the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes, and:

  • be registered as a New Zealand charity or have donee status with Inland Revenue – Te Tari Taake
  • have a fundraising strategy for their organisation and a relationship management plan for the donor/sponsor
  • provide written confirmation from the donor that:
    • the donation/sponsorship is either new to the organisation or increased from that of previous years
    • this Fund was used to incentivise this donation/sponsorship
    • the donor/sponsor funds were pledged between 1 October 2019 and 1 May 2020. (Note that grants will be uplifted only on receipt of a bank statement verifying the funds are in your organisation’s bank account).

Eligibility for Partnership Incentive Fund

  • Grants will be made only to the arts organisation applying, not to individuals.
  • Only one application per organisation per funding round. This includes charitable trusts and foundations affiliated with organisations.
  • Only one donation per organisation can be matched.
  • Applications must be for a single amount inclusive of and in-between:
    • a minimum donation or sponsorship of $5,000 to be matched and
    • a maximum donation or sponsorship of $20,000 to be matched.
  • Applications must be for matching donations or sponsorships pledged between 1 October 2019 and 1 May 2020.

Project timing

Applications must be for matching donations or sponsorships pledged between 1 October 2019 and 1 May 2020.

Other Creative New Zealand funding

Organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes are eligible to apply. But they must show how the activity:

Your project, or project phase, must not have received funding from any of our funding programmes or initiatives, including the Creative Communities Scheme.

Breaches of agreements

We cannot consider an application if you, your organisation, or key members of your project team are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement, which includes missing the deadline for reporting on a previous grant.

For more information see our Funding guidelines – breaches of agreement

2. See what's funded

Purpose

This fund supports arts organisations to diversify their income, increase support from donors and business partners and develop their fundraising capability. It is part of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme for Creative New Zealand investment clients.

Incentive grants will match:

  • new donations received from first-time donors to an organisation on a $1: $1 basis
  • new business sponsorships or donations to an organisation on a $1: $1 basis
  • existing donations/sponsorships if confirmed contributions have increased from previous years on a $1: $1 basis. If the donation/sponsorship is from an existing donor/sponsor, Creative New Zealand will only fund the value of the increased portion
  • the equivalent of one year’s investment for multi-year donations or sponsorships.

Up to $100,000 is available for the fund in the year ending 30 June 2020. 

What is not covered by this Fund

  • Grants may not be sought to purchase services from donors or sponsors.
  • Grants received from community trusts and foundations. Donations received from private foundations or living individuals through a family trust are eligible.
  • Funds received via crowdfunding. The purpose of this fund is to incentivise strategic, long-term partnerships, not to assist in meeting a project based revenue goal. 
  • Multiple donations/sponsorships of lesser amounts than $5,000 and which total the minimum single donation of $5,000.

3. Make an application

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How to apply

  1. Start your application by logging in to the portal and selecting Partnership Incentive Fund 2020.
  2. Gather support material. Read the Funding guidelines - support material
  3. Complete each question in the portal application form.
  4. Submit your application by 1pm on the closing date.

See 'Section 4. Assessing applications' if you want more information about the assessment process and criteria.

4. Assessing applications

What we assess your application on

Idea

Is it a strong idea? We look for the following indicators:

  • The donation/sponsorship is significant for the organisation at this time.
  • The plan of engagement with the donor/sponsor was well developed and implemented.
  • The organisation’s fundraising plan is clear and long-term.
  • This donation/sponsorship is aligned with the organisation’s fundraising plan.

Strategic fit

Does it deliver Creative New Zealand outcomes? We look for the following indicators:

  • There is a strong indication that this fund incentivised a new or increased donation/sponsorship.
  • There is potential for this donation/sponsorship to have a long-term positive impact on the organisation’s income stream.
  • This donation/sponsorship will leverage the organisation’s long term relationships within the community or with key stakeholders.

Creative New Zealand strategic outcomes:

In your application you must choose the following Creative New Zealand strategic outcome to be assessed on:

  • New Zealand’s arts sector is resilient.

For more information see our Funding guidelines - strategic outcomes

Assessment Scale

Our assessors use the following assessment scale to score Idea and Strategic Fit.

7 — Excellent – Exceeds all indicators
6 — Very Good – Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in two
5 — Good – Satisfies all indicators and exceeds in one
4 — Acceptable – Satisfies all indicators
3 — Minor reservations – Satisfies two indicators only
2 — Major reservations – Satisfies one indicator only
1 — Unacceptable – Does not meet the indicators

Who assesses your application

External peer assessors will assess your application. External peer assessors are selected based on their experience in an artform and represent the diversity within our applicants. In accordance with our legislation, Māori and Pasifika assessors will be used to assess applications to our Māori and Pacific funds or artforms. Recommendations are made to Creative New Zealand’s Senior Manager for Arts Development Services for a decision.

Nominate peer assessors for our funding programmes

External peer assessors are asked to evaluate a range of applications made to Creative New Zealand’s funding programmes and initiatives against specific criteria.

Peer Assessor nomination form (doc 167KB)

Peer Assessor terms and conditions (pdf 259KB)

5. Notification of results

We will email all applicants their result five weeks after the application closing date. We will notify applicants on Friday 5 June 2020.

At the same time, we list successful applicants on who got funded

If you are successful we also will email you about your:

  • funding agreement
  • payment schedule
  • reporting requirements.

6. On completion

A project completion report is required within 12 weeks of the project end date using the report template. To be considered for further funding, your report needs to be submitted on time.

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7. Who to contact

For more information or advice: