The next round of the Fund is now open and applications close on Friday 31 March 2017. For fairness to others, we will not be accepting any late or incomplete applications.

The Ngāi Tahu Fund was established to vitalise, strengthen and grow Ngāi Tahutanga.

Areas we support:
The Fund focuses on supporting cultural projects around:

  • Whakapapa – kinship
  • Tikanga – protocols and customs
  • Te reo – language
  • Mahi toi – creative expression
  • Whenua – landscape, place and locality
  • Mahinga kai – customary food gathering, species protection and restoration
  • Ngā uara – values and beliefs
  • Ā kāinga, ā hapū, ā iwi – community engagement and participation; and
  • Mana tangata – self-determination and self-confidence.

How much we fund:

  • He kaupapa iti – small projects for individuals (up to $5,000)
  • He kaupapa nui – medium projects for legal entities only (up to $30,000)
  • He kaupapa nui rawa – (over $30,000) – a written expression of interest should accompany all large/transformational applications, please contact the Fund’s team in advance if you intend to submit a large project. This is only available for legal entities.

The full criteria for accessing the Fund is contained in the application form, which can be downloaded from our website:

Our funding committee meets in May to discuss the applications, so ensure your project does not start before this date as retrospective funding is not offered.

The Fund’s team are available to meet with you to work through the application process, or feel free to contact our Fund’s Advisor, Morgan Lee on 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) or email: [email protected]

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