Putea Tautoko - Funding

Your business may be able to receive funding and advice to help you increase your use of reo Maori.

Ma Te Reo

Ma Te Reo is a government body that supports programmes, projects and activities which encourage local community level Maori language regeneration. There is an annual funding round and application criteria can be found on the Ma Te Reo website.

Creative New Zealand

Te Waka Toi, the Maori Arts Board of Creative New Zealand funds arts related projects that increase the use of reo Maori. Guidelines for the twice yearly funding rounds are available on the Creative New Zealand website.

The Lottery Grants Board

The Lottery Grants Board gives out funding for community purposes. To find their support categories and funding criteria go to the Board's website pages.


The Funding Information Service – Te Whakamarama Putea – is a not-for-profit organisation which collects information about funding which it distributes through three computer databases. Its website tells you how you can access these for free or how to subscribe to the service.

Te Kawai Toro

If you have a great idea for strengthening whanau, a new fund is now available through the J R McKenzie Trust that could get your project up and running. Te Kawai Toro is a new funding programme starting in 2006 aimed at supporting projects run by Maori organisations that will benefit whanau. Projects must be about promoting and strengthening whanau development. Funding is available for projects of up to three years starting in 2006.

If you are interested in applying, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by Tuesday, 24 March 2006. Details of how to prepare your EoI can be found on the J R McKenzie Trust website at www.jrmckenzie.org.nz


If you have access to funding or know of other funding sources which you think should be listed here don’t hesitate to contact us.