NEXT ran two Expression of Interest open application processes in 2014 and 2015, but will not be scheduling any further EOI processes. We will still consider funding environmental and education initiatives that are within our areas of investment focus – in environment, a predator-free New Zealand and healthy rivers; and in education, the first 1,000 days of life, educational leadership and teacher excellence.
To be considered for that investment, projects should be transformational with the potential to be catalysts for system change in the space they act in, have inspirational leadership with a commitment to excellence and an inclusive partnership approach, and be business-like in the way they operate. As part of this, we will be looking for characteristics such as:
The initial application form that was used in the EOI processes gives an indication of the first questions we will ask in any approach for funding.