NZMFF Grant Scheme

NZMFF Grant Scheme

Grant applications

In 2012 we formed the NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust ((registration #2566732) and in July 2013 we became a registered charity (registration number  CC49344). Our non-profit Charitable Trust ascertains to promote, through it’s annual mountain film festival, healthy and active lifestyles, encourage youth to make small safe adventures in the outdoors, to inspire people to reach their full potential, to work cooperatively with others in the youth development area, to help people with disabilities get into outdoor activities and to promote NZ arts, film, culture, environment and outdoor lifestyles.

The Festival hosts an auction of donated goods, then give away the money raised.

Sadly it does not look like we will have an auction in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

! We gave away $9,000 in 2019 ! View the grants awarded in 2018 here.

We suggest you apply for between $500 and $1,000.

We have a grant scheme for three different causes we believe in:

  1. Fund youth (18 years and under) in adventure film making courses and/or adventure skills training,
  2. Financially support local environmental projects like river cleanups, native tree re-planting and other similar projects,
  3. Assist with funding people with disabilities to buy specialist sporting equipment.

Applications MUST fit one of these criteria!!

If you’d like to apply please email or write to us before the deadline on August 30 via letter to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust Board of Trustees, P.O.Box 563, Wanaka 9343 or via email:

Please explain in one page what you’d like the money for, how much is the total project costing and how much do you need from us? You also need to include a bank deposit form for you or your organisation.

Applications for funding open on July 1, 2021 and close on August 30.