On 27 January 2023, Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage announced an extension to the Screen Production Recovery Fund (SPRF) which now includes productions funded by Te Māngai Pāho.

This funding is available until 30 June 2023. To enable us to complete the processing of applications by this date, all applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 16 June 2023. You can see the eligibility criteria here. Applications must be made via our funding portal, Te Pūahatanga.

Te Māngai Pāho will also continue other methods for supporting projects impacted by COVID-19. Please note, it is expected that you will have investigated all other options before you apply for this fund. Where possible, we would prefer to receive just one application per production. Subsequent applications from an individual production will potentially be de-prioritised, behind first-time applicants.

If you have any questions please contact the Funding Team.


  • Productions must meet the eligibility criteria to access this fund.
  • Projects must be able to show the COVID-19 related disruptions and its impact on the budget, including any actions taken to mitigate them.
  • Projects that have already received assistance as a result of impacts made by COVID-19 (such as reducing a number of episodes) will not be able to access this fund.

What to include in your application:

  • A brief narrative report that highlights the COVID-19 related disruptions experienced and the specific impact of these on the budget, including any actions taken to mitigate the increased costs.
  • An up-to-date cost report that shows the COVID-19 additional costs in a separate column i.e. this column will total the additional SPRF funding requested.
  • Identify Te Māngai Pāho funded production(s) affected by COVID-19 during 2021-22.

Read the COVID-19 Screen Production Relief Funding Criteria here