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Social Impact Fund (SIF)


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Currently closed – applications for Component One opens annually and applications for Component Two opens once every three years. Calls will be made once the applications are open.

The Cook Islands Social Impact Fund (SIF) is a contestable grant fund administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The SIF is designed to contribute to the achievement of the national sustainable development plan goals through national social policies developed by the Ministry.

The SIF is fully funded by the Cook Islands Government to support Registered Civil Society Organizations (CSO), Civil Society groups, Sports and Faith based organizations and Community groups. Calls for proposals to access the SIF are made at least once a year for Project Funding and once every three years for Programme Funding and Support & Awareness Funding.

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Social Impact Fund Structure

The SIF has three components – a programme component, a project component and support and awareness component. Proposals that involve activities in the Pa Enua are also assessed.

  •   Component One: Project Funding

This is for small-scale initiatives that can be completed within one year for proposals between $5,000 to $20,000.

  •   Component Two: Programme Funding

Programme funding is for the delivery of targeted services to a specified priority area for up to three (3) years for proposals between $50,000 to $100,000.

Priority Areas or Focus Group

  • Gender

  • Children & Youth

  • Person with Disability – PWD

  • Elderly

  • Domestic Violence

  • Mental Health


These areas are primarily aligned to:

Goal 9: Accelerate gender equality, empower all women and girls and advance the rights of Youth, the elderly and disabled.

Goal 7: Improve health and promote healthy lifestyles


Proposals that meet the needs of one or more of the above priorities may be considered, provided that clear links can be shown.

Contact Info

For further assistance please contact:

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, located in Tupapa, Rarotonga.

Postal Address: PO BOx 98, Avarua, Rarotonga.

Phone : +682 29370

General Email:

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