Every year, Ako Aotearoa co-funds a range of projects aimed at improving tertiary sector teaching and learning and creating system-wide change.

Every project we fund is a partnership, where each partner shares project costs and takes responsibility for the project's success and outcomes, as well as its potential impact on the sector.

The projects we co-fund typically build capability, encourage collaboration and showcase the work that makes the most positive difference for tertiary sector teachers, organisations and learners.

Want to know more about co-funding? Get in touch.

National Project Fund

A fund of up to $150,000 for large-scale national projects lasting up to three years in duration.

Regional Hub Project Fund

A fund of up to $10,000 for small-scale, regional projects for applicants prepared to match the fund to the same value from their own resources.

Pacific Professional Development Fund

A fund offering scholarships of between $2,000 and $5,000 to Pacific staff employed by tertiary organisations.

Hei Toko Project Fund

A fund of up to $10,000 for small-scale, regional projects that focus on improving outcomes for Māori learners.
To apply, you first need to complete a professional development workshop called Hei Toko: Enabling Māori Success.