The Fund’s core purpose is to support taitamariki to further their educational opportunities and pursuits. These pursuits however are not prescribed by the Trust, but instead the Trust is seeking that the applicant will clearly define what their pursuits are against the categories designed by the Trust.
The Trust is very keen to support Māori taitamariki individuals or Māori organisations who are committed to supporting our Māori taitamariki. The Fund has 3 key categories that applicants can apply to:
The first category is a scholarship. This scholarship is “Te Mātauranga Te Tuatahi” it is designed for individual taitamariki between the ages of 13 years and 24 years of age to make application for this scholarship. The individuals must be Māori and residing in an urban setting.
The scholarship is a one-off payment by the Trust to the confirmed recipient of $2000.00 (GST INC). It is to support the individual in their educational pursuits. These pursuits must be defined by the individual directly. The applicant must be enrolled in a confirmed New Zealand educational programme or institute.
Please refer to the Taitamariki Development Fund Criteria & Application Process for further details on making application to “Te Mātauranga Te Tautahi” scholarship. I note that an organisation, grouping or collective are not eligible to make application for this scholarship. Nor can someone make application for, or on behalf of another person for this grant. This can only be applied by the person directly. However, if the applicant is under 18 years of age their application must be also signed and supported by their parent or official care giver.
Number of scholarships available: 25
Value of the scholarship: $2,000.00 GST Inc (per scholarship)
Total value of this category: $50,000.00 GST Inc to be distributed
Te Piringa Te Tuarua is the second category of the Taitamariki Development Fund and is a grant.
The purpose of this grant is to support Māori organisations or collective of Māori organisations to design and provide positive programmes for Taitamariki in their community. The programmes are co-designed with taitamariki and must demonstrate clear outcomes of strong and resilient taitamariki at that leadership-end in Aotearoa and internationally.
This is a grant that is applicable by both individuals (Māori Taitamariki 13 years to 24 years of age) and/or Māori non-government agencies that are recognised as Tier 4 investment-intensive agencies by the New Zealand Treasury and based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In brief the organisation must maintain a simple accounting format reporting and process (cash). It operates a total annual expense of less than $125,000.00 as at the 31st of December 2018. It is without public accountability. The organisation must be recognised as a Māori entity, this may include Marae. It can also be a collective of Māori individuals who have come together and meet the requirements of this category.
Number of grants available: 16
Value per grant: $5,000.00 GST Inc
Total value fo the category: $80,000.00 GST inc
The final category for the Taitamariki Development Fund is Te Ao Whānui Te Tuatoru. The purpose of this grant is to provide Māori organisations the opportunity to create innovative services for Taitamariki whom they currently serve. This is a one-off fund and the Māori organisation must be able to demonstrate previous positive delivery of services to Taitamariki.
This grant is open for application by Tier 3 and Tier 4 Māori non-government agencies that are based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In brief the organisation must maintain a simple accounting format reporting and process (accrual). It operates a total annual expense of less than $2,000,000.00 as at the 31st of December 2018. It is without public accountability.
The applicant must be a legal entity in Aotearoa New Zealand and able to demonstrate its commitment to providing quality services to Māori taitamariki in their region or area catchment. This category is not open to individual persons.
Number of grants available: 10
Value per grant: $20,000.00 GST Inc
Total value of the category: $200,000.00 GST Inc