‘Oaro M’ Incorporation was established in 1968. Over the past 46 years successive boards have managed and maintained the whenua, located at ‘Oaro M’, Kaikōura, on behalf of its shareholders. Over time shareholders have requested the board consider establishing an education grant in order to assist whānau with their educational aspirations.

Education grants
In order to assist our whānau members ‘Oaro M’ Incorporation is inviting those who whakapapa to one of the three whānau (Hariata Beaton, Gray, Kemp) to make an application. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance of up to $250 per individual, or up to $500 per whānau for the purpose of supporting whānau educational aspirations:

  • Assistance with school fees
  • Assistance with books and resources
  • Assistance with school uniforms
  • Assistance with school excursions.

Please note: Support from other sources will not affect your eligibility to receive assistance from this education fund. If you wish to apply please contact, The Secretary, ‘Oaro M’ Incorporation, PO Box 1694 Christchurch.
Only one application will be considered per whānau in any 12 month period.

NB: Recipients of a grant may be invited to provide ‘Oaro M’ Shareholders with an opportunity to report how this grant has assisted their education outcomes. Failure to respond may result in any further applications being declined.

Where an application is successful, the amount of the grant will be up to $250 to an individual or up to $500 per whānau. However the amount of the grant will depend on circumstances, the dollar amounts stated are a guideline only.

All grants are subject to the availability of the funding. Funds are limited and all applications will be considered at each February board meeting. No more than one grant will be paid per whānau.

In order to apply for a grant, you must complete the ‘Oaro M’ Incorporation Education Fund application form, which is available from the secretary. Applications close 31 January 2015 and can be lodged by sending to: P O Box 1694, Christchurch or by emailing: [email protected].

If you have any questions relating to the grant, please contact the secretary on 027 489 2541.