Please note, our Music Grants scheme is currently under review, and more information will be available shortly. We are not taking any applications at this time.


  • Applications Close: 31 May 
  • Review by APRA Board: July/August
  • Successful Applicants Notified: August
  • Grants must be used by: 30 June the following year

Before you apply, think about how an APRA AMCOS member might benefit from being involved in your project - you can review the full Terms & Conditions via the button below

Terms and Conditions

We are looking for projects that will help our members:

  • Develop songwriting or composition skills
  • Receive public recognition for their talent (eg. awards or other forms of acclaim in New Zealand, Australia or overseas)
  • Collaborate and co-write new songs or compositions
  • Showcase their talent to a wider audience
  • Learn about the music industry to further their music career

Remember that we are looking to support New Zealand songwriters and compositions rather than recordings or recording artists.


  • Projects or organisations that broadly benefit New Zealand songwriters and composers rather than an individual writer or a small number of writers
  • Applicants who can demonstrate a proven ability to plan and execute projects, or establish and maintain organisations, which benefit Australian and New Zealand music
  • Organisations or projects which are non-profit in nature (although commercial projects are not excluded from eligibility)
  • Applications that demonstrate sponsorship or other financial contributions from third parties to the project or organisation. APRA Music Grants are not intended to fund your entire project

You are not eligible to apply if you have failed to acquit or meet the requirements of a grant received in a previous round. 

Applications will be reviewed and determined by the Board Awards and Music Grants Committee and approved by the APRA Board. 

If you have any questions, email or call Trilby via or 0800 69 2772 x720.

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