Development News

Development News

2017 Call for Applicants - Pacific Fund (Republic of France)

The French Permanent Secretariat for the Pacific has launched a call for applicants for projects eligible for support in 2017 under the "Fund for economic, social, and cultural cooperation in the Pacific", commonly known as the "Pacific Fund". 

Established in 1985 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Pacific Fund contributes to the regional intergration of the French territories: Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, and New Caledonia.

The Pacific Fund allocates on average EUR 30,000 

Please note:

  • Local groups interested must be partnered with a group/organisation(s) from the French territories
  • Projects must be jointly financed for up to 50% of the total sum of eligible expenses.
  • Applications must be written in French

Project must also fall under the following categories:

  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
  • Economic and industrial projects
  • Health Security
  • Food Security

To lodge your application or to request further information, contact Sarah Guejdi on 

2016/2017 Direct Aid Program (DAP) Grant Round now Open

Australia's 2016/2017 DAP Grant Round now Open

The Australian High Commission in Wellington is now accepting applications for the Australian Government’s 2016-17 Direct Aid Program (DAP) Grants Round

The Australian Government's DAP is a flexible small grant programme supporting small-scale development projects and activities.

Applications are open to non-government organisations and government agencies for projects up to NZD $10K

The application deadline is Friday, 15th October 2016 (CKI Time)

Applications can be directed to Ms. Emma Chattington, Protocal and Visits Officer, Australiana High Commission (

Download the application form and guideline below:

Direct Aid Program 2016/2017 - Cook Islands: Application Form and Guidelines

Request for Tender - Manihiki Lagoon Clean-up Project

Request for Tender for the Provision of Contractor Services to the Manihiki Lagoon Clean-Up Project

Tender Reference No.: 161703

The Development Co-ordination Division (DCD) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM), the Ministry of Marine Resources and the New Zealand Aid Programme seek suitably qualified groups or companies to submit a tender for the provision of Contractor services. The request for tender requires that the Contractor implement a lagoon clean-up programme in the Manihiki lagoon.

Hard copy tender documents can be obtained from the Development Coordination Division, MFEM, Level 3, Cook Islands Government Building, Avarua. Electronic copies of the tender documents are available from the Tender Manager. 

For any enquiries please contact: Tender Manager, Mr. Raymond Newnham

Email:; Ph: +682 22317 or +682 54317.

Tenders Close: 1pm Wednesday 7 September, 2016 (Cook Islands Time).