Niue's Premier ,Young Vivian, has been lobbying for easier access to European Union funds for developmental projects in small island states.
After attending a Ministerial meeting between the African, Carribean and Pacific grouping and the EU, Mr Vivian said that small developing countries want access to assistance simplified.
The EU has allocated $US15million to Niue over a five year term and energy based projects have been identified for major support.
This includes the setting up of a wind farm to generate electricity on the eastern coast near Hakupu.
The provision of a disaster management facility is also on the priority list.
Mr Vivian says to receive the funding Niue has to go through pretty stringent procedures which involve costly assessments and reports which eventually reduce the amount of funding it receives.
He said small countries such as Niue don't have the resources to provide complex proposals.
Mr Vivian is advocating that the EU should either put money forward for use in a trust fund or the recurrent budget.