Commemorative Project Contribution

Commemorative Project Contributions support NZ based projects that recognise veterans' sacrifice.

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Who can get this

Projects may get a Commemorative Project Contribution if they:

  • are NZ based, and
  • commemorate NZ veterans’ enduring contributions through Qualifying Operational Service.

Qualifying Operational Service explained

A project must be either a:

  • reunion event
  • memorial that is free to the general public
  • publication
  • education programmes open to NZ students, or
  • NZ team's participation in the Invictus Games.
What you can get

The total contribution you may be able to get is dependent on the project’s total cost. It can be up to a total of  NZD$5,000.

You'll need to supply proof of payment with your application.


Veteran groups may seek funding for national reunions to commemorate Qualifying Operational Service.

Funding for reunions is based on $10 per veteran, up to a total of NZD$5,000.

Qualifying Operational Service list

How to apply
  1. Complete the Commemorative Project Contribution application form.
  2. Send the application form and any supporting information to us.

Download the Commemorative Project Contribution application form [PDF, 510 KB]

We aim to process complete applications within 10 working days.

What happens next

After you apply we'll:

  1. contact you to confirm we've received your application
  2. start the decision-making process
  3. inform you in writing once a decision has been made.

We'll get in touch with you if we need more information.

Find out more

Contact us for more information

We strive to be transparent. If you want to know how this entitlement is administered you can read the policy.

Commemorative Fund policy [PDF, 378 KB]