Grants and Scholarship Information

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust provides assistance to whānau to promote and enhance social, educational, health and wellbeing, sporting and cultural opportunities of the iwi.

Te Korowai aroha o Parapara Scholarship

If you are doing tertiary studies in an environmental field you may wish to apply for this education scholarship of $2,500 awarded once per annum. This scholarship is to honour the memory of John Ward-Holmes. The cloak symbolises John’s sphere of influence amongst the iwi and the wider community as he worked tirelessly to restore mātauranga to ensure tohora practices continue, the paepae at Onetahua Marae is maintained and the mana of Te Waikoropupū Springs is upheld. Please see application form for full terms and conditions.

Open from 16 November 2022 –  6 January 2023.

Download Scholarship Application Form

John Mitchell Scholarship

If you are doing tertiary studies in science or history you may wish to apply for this education scholarship of $2,500 awarded once per annum. This scholarship is to honour the memory of Māui John Mitchell. John’s passion and talent for research resulted in the collated information of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu tūpuna. John was the inaugural Chair of the Ngāti Tama Trust, and with his wife, Hilary, coordinated the Ngāti Tama Waitangi Tribunal hearing at Wakapuaka and Pōhara. John’s research has been preserved in the beautiful series of pukapuka – Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka: A History of Māori of Nelson and Marlborough and He ringatoi o ngā tūpuna. Please see application form for full terms and conditions.

Open 16 November 2022 – 6 January 2023.

Download Scholarship Application Form

Manaaki Grant

If you want support with health-related costs you can apply for a Manaaki Grant once every year. The type of costs you can apply for can vary but include glasses, medical bills, dental bills, hearing aids etc. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis by our Grants Komiti.

Download Manaaki Grant Application Form

Sports Grants 2022

Are you involved in a sports team, have membership/uniform fees or an upcoming sports tournament? You might be able to apply for support via our sports grant – check out the application to see if you’re eligible and submit your application form!

Cultural Grants 2022

Are you planning on or currently involved in a cultural activity? This could be something in the areas of kapahaka, te reo, mātauranga or toi māori. Or perhaps you’ve got an upcoming art exhibition or performing in show. Check out our cultural grant application to see if you’re eligible and apply now!

Download Sports and Cultural Grants Application Form

Travel Subsidy 2022

WHO CAN APPLY:

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

HOW SUBSIDY IS DISTRIBUTED:

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

DOWNLOAD TRAVEL SUBSIDY FORM

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 once the Komiti Grants have concluded its consideration of your grant.
  • Grants will be distributed at the discretion of the Trust, and may vary from year to year.
  • The Trust 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
or
Email: pouawhina@ngati-tama.iwi.nz

School-Aged Education Grants 2022 – CLOSED

Education Grants for school-aged children are closed for 2022.

Tertiary Study or Cadetship/Apprenticeship Grants 2022 – CLOSED

Education Grants for Tertiary Study or Cadetship/Apprenticeship are now closed.

Matariki Grants – CLOSED

Matariki grant is to assist our whānau during the colder winter months. This grant is currently closed and will open again in 2023.