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.

2018 National Project Fund RFP now open

Ako Aotearoa is commissioning four to five co-funded projects aimed at making a significant difference in factors influencing the outcomes for tertiary learners.

Request For Proposals 2018 | Making a significant difference in factors influencing the outcomes for tertiary 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.