Supporting selected platforms and services to bring you public media content

We provide operating funding to a number of specially targeted platforms and services to create and deliver audio/visual public media content of particular cultural and social value.

The Platforms stream is a closed fund. We do not accept unsolicited applications and will rarely fund new platforms.

The Platforms stream currently supports:

With the exception of RNZ, which has its funding set by Ministers, all other funded platforms and services must submit annual funding applications.

You can read more about why we fund these platforms and services in our Funding Strategy for the NZ Media Fund.

Apply for funding

All applications must be made through Eric, our online application system.

For further information about this stream of funding or about submitting an annual application please contact a Funding Advisor on 04 382 9524 or email

All deadlines are 4pm on the date stated.

Please be aware that your applications are covered by the Official Information Act – read more here.

May funding decisions

The May 2017 funding round was the last under our previous funding model. You can read the funding details in our May funding newsletter.