TINZT Grants

Grants are now open for 2019. 


Download a grant application form here and find out how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:     What’s the criteria?
A:     TINZT has funding available for great projects or initiatives that contribute to one   or more of our aims:

  • Increase the knowledge of people working in New Zealand’s tourism industry
  • Educate New Zealanders about our tourism industry
  • Encourage and promote a tourism industry based on the sustainable use and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets


Q:        Who can apply?
A:        Anyone can apply that meets one or more of our aims. That includes associations,
           companies, educational institutions and other organisations and individuals.


Q:       How do I apply?

A:       Complete the application form on the TINZT website and email to info@tinzt.org.nz


Q:       How much can I apply for?

A:       There is no set limit. TINZT Trustees want the Grants to go towards significant projects and
          initiatives that  will benefit our tourism industry. 

           Your application will be considered as long as it meets one or more of our aims. 


Q:        What conditions are imposed on successful grant applicants?

A:        TINZT may apply appropriate conditions to approved grants to ensure the funding is used
            as intended.

            In some cases, TINZT will impose monitoring and reporting back conditions.


Q:        Do I need to match the TINZT Grant funding?
A:        There is no requirement for matched funding, though this can be requested.


Q:       What are the conditions around research projects?
A:       As well as meeting one or more of the TINZT aims, the research must be original and must
          be made publicly available on completion.

          If payments are made to a third party for a particular or designated charitable purpose, the
          Trustees shall not be responsible for the application of any payment once made.

Q:       Does sponsorship qualify? 
A:        No, sponsorship does not qualify (of an event or anything else). However, you can
           apply for a grant for a specific purpose, for example to help bring an expert speaker to an


Q:      Who assesses grant applications?
A:      TINZT grant applications are assessed by the Trustees


Q:       When can I make a grant application and when are they assessed?
A:       Grant applications can be submitted at any time. The Trustees meet quarterly (February,
          May, August and November) to consider applications and make sure the grants are used to
          best advantage.


Q:      Does TINZT consider retrospective applications
A:       TINZT doesn’t approve grant applications if the project or initiative has been completed by
          the time the Trustees meet to determine the application.


Q:      Who has received TINZT Grants?
A:       Recent recipients of TINZT Grants include:

  • The New Zealand Recreation Association received a grant to support the development of Good Practice Guidelines which will help strengthen safety in the commercial recreation and adventure tourism sector




Q:       Where do I go for more information?
A:       email info@tinzt.org.nz


Successful grant applications






Support the development of the ‘Promoting Tourism as a Career’ project


Support a range of business capability workshops organised by TIA


Fund the Schools' membership programme being undertaken by TIA


Support 12 Adventure Safety workshops


Support the keynote speaker at the 2015 TIA National Tourism Summit


Support the delivery of 12 Regional Tourism Summits


Support for TIA's six Discussing Tourism regional events


Support for regional Discussing Tourism Forums

Support for a keynote speaker at Tourism Summit Aotearoa

Funding of New Zealand Recreation Association safety guidelines

Support for the launch of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Funding for Auckland, Tourism, Events & Economy Development & the People & Skills Forum for

Youth Perceptions of Tourism Industry Careers market research




Support for the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment


Support for the Tourism in Schools Programme, to connect students and career influencers (teachers, career advisers) with the tourism industry during the time when individuals are making career choices. 


Research funding for Dr Peter Fieger, Senior Economist from ChristchurchNZ, to uncover international visitors' perspectives of sustainable tourism in the Canterbury region.


A three-year sponsorship for a tourism award as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme that is run annually in schools. There is a recognised gap in the industry’s capability to educate and inform young people about tourism. The YES programme is well established, with reach into over 180 secondary schools and 3600+ students.  The entrepreneurial nature of YES aligns with the growth and innovation aspirations of the tourism sector, and TINZT and the tourism industry are excited about the potential of the Tourism Award to increase students' understanding and knowledge of the industry.