We have had an outstanding time this month roaming around Te Waipounamu with the clear purpose to support over 60 amazing applicants towards submitting their full application on their awesome ideas, which will contribute to whānau transformations for and with our communities.

We held over 20 workshops with more than 100 hundred whānau from throughout Te Waipounamu. It was amazing to work shoulder to shoulder with our whānau as they create, design, reshape and refine their awesome ideas in preparation for submitting their full application for investment consideration.

The workshops were designed to be helpful so whānau could gain an understanding on the application process and what information we need to make investment decisions. They provided guidance on completing the application form; also practical hands on support for working up the numbers and ensuring that their ideas will work.

We acknowledge the pro bono support from Westpac Trust as they mobilised eight of their skilled and friendly business bankers from branches throughout Te Waipounamu, to support the financial section of the application – their contribution was significant and greatly appreciated.

Te Pūtahitanga is committed to investing in great ideas led by people with passion and dedication. We acknowledge all the whānau and their support networks who have had the courage to share their idea with us and have the passion and dedication to make it happen. Watch this space whānau.

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