The France / New Zealand Friendship Fund was established under an Agreement signed by the Prime Ministers of France and New Zealand on 29 April 1991.
On the French side, the current president of the committee is Mr Dominique Girard. The other French members are Mr Erick Acker and Mr Pierre Furlan.
On the NZ side, the president is Mr Richard Long, assisted by Richard Baker and Sarah Dennis.
The creation of the Fund has become a tangible expression of the new, constructive relationship between France and New Zealand. Applications for funding are considered annually.
Projects should encourage ongoing contact and exchanges between the people of France and New Zealand, particularly young people, promote the exchange of information and knowledge about each country, and enhance the understanding of respective lifestyles, cultures and physical environment.
The closing date for applications each year is 31 March (for grants run from 1 July to 30 June of the following year). Further details and application forms available from the following website : www.nz-franceff.com