Update in response to COVID-19
The sale of assets was prevented during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown and proved difficult in Alert Level 3 due to the physical distancing requirements. This has left the Fund with a much lower balance than expected.
In response, Rounds Three and Four are being streamlined into one funding round. This will allow time to provide a larger pool of funding for initiatives than is currently possible.
Close-off for initial proposals will now be Wednesday 23 September 2020.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For any queries about the fund or to seek assistance, please contact the PoCF Secretariat at PoCF@justice.govt.nz,
The PoCF was established in 2009, and from April 2019 has been administered by the PoCF Secretariat within the Ministry of Justice. It is a contestable fund for initiatives that meet criteria set by Cabinet.
The criteria set by Cabinet in March 2019 are:
The PoCF holds two funding rounds per year. Initiatives can be submitted by any of the 39 public and non-public service departments as defined by the State Services Commission (see the list of eligible agencies). Other organisations can also submit initiatives but must partner with an eligible department. The funding round process is as follows:
Initiatives can be submitted at any time throughout the year, where they will be lodged for the next upcoming funding round. However, they must be lodged by one of the eligible agencies listed below.
Round 2 Application Close Off Date: 27 September 2019
Round 3 Application Close Off Date: 27 March 2020
All successful funding proposals are required to provide regular reporting information to the PoCF Secretariat for six-monthly performance reports. The process for performance reporting is as follows:
39 public and non-public service departments are eligible to submit funding proposals to the PoCF. These agencies are listed in the table below.
|Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment||Oranga Tamariki — Ministry for Children|
|Department of Conservation||Ministry for Pacific Peoples|
|Department of Corrections||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Crown Law Office||Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet|
|Ministry for Culture and Heritage||Serious Fraud Office|
|Ministry of Defence||Ministry of Social Development|
|Ministry of Education||State Services Commission|
|Education Review Office||Statistics New Zealand|
|Ministry for the Environment||Ministry of Transport|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade||The Treasury|
|Government Communications Security Bureau||Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa — Pike River Recovery Agency|
|Ministry of Health||Ministry for Women|
|Ministry of Housing and Urban Development||Social Investment Agency|
|Inland Revenue Department||Te Arawhiti — Māori Crown Relations|
|Department of Internal Affairs||New Zealand Defence Force|
|Ministry of Justice||New Zealand Police|
|Land Information New Zealand||Parliamentary Counsel Office|
|Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Māori Development||Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives|
|New Zealand Customs Service||Parliamentary Service|
|New Zealand Security Intelligence Service|