Pūtea Tautoko - Funding

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

Mā Te Reo

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

Creative New Zealand

Te Waka Toi, the Māori Arts Board of Creative New Zealand funds arts related projects that increase the use of reo Māori. 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 Whakamārama Pūtea – 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 Kāwai Toro

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