2022 Grants Information

OBJECTIVE: Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust provides limited financial assistance to promote and enhance social, educational and cultural opportunities for whānau of Ngāti Tama.

Travel Subsidy 2022


The individual subsidy is available to all registered adult (18+) members and tamariki of registered members who would like to attend a Ngāti Tama hui or kaupapa. One subsidy per registered member (and child/ren) per year.


Application forms will be available at the hui-ā-tau and wānanga, where whānau must be present to apply.


The subsidy will be distributed to whānau bank accounts in the weeks following the hui-ā-tau and wānanga.

Tama Energy Grant

Ngāti Tama provides members with an energy grant payment of $100 per household to support whānau through winter. Apply via our Ngāti Tama Whānau App or email whanau@ngati-tama.iwi.nz with your energy bill (power or gas). Ngāti Tama will credit $100 direct to your energy provider account. Please check that the bill shows the address, account number and ICP number. Please note that the payment is one per household. Contact the office if you have any pātai.

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Sports and Cultural Grants 2022

If you have a sports or cultural related event, activity or course then we may be able to support you with a financial grant under our Sports and Cultural Grant. Please note you cannot apply for a Sports and Cultural Grant if you have received an Education/Training Grant in the same year.

Download Sports and Cultural Grants Application Form

Manaaki Grant 2022

If you think there are exceptional other circumstances that we should consider in supporting you with a financial grant then apply for a Manaaki Grant – up to $500 per annum. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis by our Grants Kōmiti.

Download Manaaki Grant Application Form

Order a Delta Kai Pack OR apply for a Delta Relief Payment

Ngāti Tama Trustees have updated the “Covid Recovery and Response Plan” to provide additional support to whānau during this time of Covid-Delta. Whānau can now apply for one of two support streams through our Ngāti Tama App; either a $200 kai pack or a $200 grant. These are available to all registered Ngāti Tama members, 18 years and older.

We are currently taking applications through our secure, online app and will be calling our pāhake and whānau without an email sometime next week. We encourage all whānau to use our secure online portal and email whanau@ngati-tama.iwi.nz if you have trouble signing in.

Apply through the App

Covid-19 Relief Grant 2022

If you are experiencing hardship due to loss of income because of Covid-19 then we may be able to support you with a financial grant under our Covid-19 Relief Grant. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis by our Grants Kōmiti.

Download Covid-19 Manaaki Grant Application Form


School Aged Education Grants 2022

Education Grants for school-aged children are now CLOSED

Tertiary Study or Cadetship/Apprenticeship Grants 2022

Education Grants for Tertiary Study or Cadetship/Apprenticeship are now CLOSED

How to complete these forms

  1. Download the application to your computer/device
  2. Complete the pdf. form
  3. Save the completed pdf. form as a new document – “Save As”
  4. Send the completed pdf. form to pouawhina@ngati-tama.iwi.nz

General Information

  • Monies to successful applicants will be distributed as soon as possible after closing dates.
  • Grants will be distributed at the discretion of the executive of the Trust, and may vary from year to year.
  • The Trust executive will verify your enrolment with the tertiary institution.
  • If you need help to complete your application or require more information about registering with Ngāti Tama, please contact the office.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

Please send all completed applications to:

Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust
P O Box 914
Nelson 7040
Email: pouawhina@ngati-tama.iwi.nz

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