Patrons and Donors

Would you like to support independent and topical research of international quality that helps to build capability in New Zealand research and public policy?

Motu receives one-off contributions from donors, and our patrons commit to a three year funding programme of $10,000/year.

While the Patron contribution sought is not significant, it goes a long way to helping us build capability in the public sector through providing funding for research relationships, internships and scholarships, and, in the longer term, seed funding for new research ventures on important New Zealand policy issues.

Our current patrons are:

  • Auckland Council
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Mighty River Power
  • Poutama Trust 
  • Spark New Zealand