Experience Asia Events

New Zealand schools/school clusters can apply for funding to hold events that enable their students to experience Asian cultural activities and/or increases their students’ knowledge and understanding of Asia.

The latest application round has now closed.

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Funding can be used by schools/clusters to cover the cost of students or adults within their school community organising cultural activities or sharing about their country of origin. Funding can also be used to cover the cost of bringing people or organisations into their school to run cultural activities or workshops.

While events that include activities from a range of Asian countries are encouraged, single country events can also be funded, especially in conjunction with festivals or language weeks.

The amount of funding schools/clusters should apply for will vary according to the size of the school/cluster and the event. As a rough guide, schools could receive funding of between $300 and $1500; however, each event will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Schools are encouraged to contact one of the Education team to discuss their event for ideas and to gauge the level of funding that they could apply for.

Applications for school cluster events are particularly welcomed.

How to apply

To apply, scan and email your completed application form to soconnor@asianz.org.nz.

The latest application round has now closed

Approval process

Applications will be assessed by a panel made up of Asia New Zealand Foundation staff and an external stakeholder.


Schools that receive funding for an event are expected to agree to the relevant terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients and have their principal and/or key staff signed up to the Educators Network. 

Funding recipients will be sent an online survey to complete following the event.


For more information, please contact Sean O'Connor: soconnor@asianz.org.nz.