Sorted Money Month

Money Month: 1 to 31 August 2023


Money Month is the annual public awareness and engagement campaign coordinated by Te Ara Ahunga Ora in partnership with the financial capability community. This campaign previously ran for a week, but we will be extending it to a month in 2023 to ensure New Zealanders have the chance to learn more about financial capability.

The 2023 campaign will have a fresh new theme ‘Maximise your money’. We aim for this theme to be empowering and relevant to New Zealanders in the current climate as well as adaptable for partners to use. We will be in touch early next year with more details including a webinar, resources, community fund application details, and ideas to help with your plans.

Money is deeply personal, but with high levels of uncertainty, people are looking for reassurance and help. Whether they don't have much of it, or they've got savings, the commonality between both groups is they may lack the financial knowledge and confidence in how to maximise their money.

The campaign is aligned to the National Strategy for Financial Capability’s purpose - working together to help demystify money.

We encourage all National Strategy partners, workplaces, schools and kura to take part to help New Zealanders better understand money and improve their financial wellbeing.

Community fund


Planning an event to promote Money Month in 2023? Our Community Fund is back again in 2023 to enable our community partners to promote their money and budgeting ideas to their communities!

We were blown away by the entries we received in 2022 and look forward to seeing more of these initiatives come to life during Money Month 2023.

Key dates for the community fund

  • 1 May 2023: Start planning your initiative and apply (watch out for information on our website in April).
  • 23 June 2023: Entries close
  • 1 July 2023: Successful applicants notified
  • 1 August 2023: Money Month begins

More information


If you have any questions on how to get involved feel free to reach out to rachel@retirement.govt.nz. We will be happy to help in any way.