The MFT provides annual charitable grants based upon meeting the following key charitable objectives:
Relief of poverty for the benefit of Maniapoto iwi.
The advancement of education or religion for the benefit of Maniapoto iwi.
Any other matters beneficial to the community of Maniapoto and all the members of Maniapoto irrespective of where those members reside.
The distribution of charitable grants is guided by the organisation’s Distribution policy. This policy is reviewed annually to ensure it remains current.
In addition to the annual education grants round that closes in May this year there are other putea available to support kapahaka, rangatahi, kaumatua, taonga preservation, sporting kaupapa.
We strongly encourage you to contact our office if you have any rangatahi, kapahaka and/or kaumātua events planned during this year. We have set aside dedicated grant pools to support these areas.
Make sure you are registered on our tribal roll. If you are under 18, you need to have at least one parent registered who will also sign your application form;
Ensure you provide all of the information we need so that we can properly consider your application. Given the volume of this mahi, we wont be chasing you if you do not follow instructions. We have provided checklists on our forms, but it pays to check and check again that you have filled the form out and provide supporting evidence where necessary;
Provide your written korero in your own words;
Keep an eye out (we will email you as well) for details of hui we would like you to be involved with as a part of our grant to support you;
Note: (1) preference will be given to first time applicants (2) an applicant will only receive one grant, for one category, in each year.
2017 Key Dates
Wellbeing, Prosperity and Cultural grants: Close Friday 29 September 2017
Annual Grants (RMC, Maniapoto Māori Wardens, Marae): Closes Friday 29 September 2017
Event Grants (Kapa Haka, Rangatahi, Te Reo Māori etc): Closes Friday 29 September 2017
Sister Grace Scholarship
The Sister Grace Scholarship is worth $5,000.00 per annum for one successful applicant only. Applications opened Friday 10th February 2017 and closed on Friday 5th May 2017.
Be registered on the MMTB register. For applicants under 18, at least one parent must be registered. Please note we cannot progress your application until you are registered.
Be enrolled as a first year Undergraduate at a NZQA registered tertiary institution; studying within the field of Education Studies i.e. Early Childhood Education, Teaching etc; and
a) In order to receive second payment ($2,000) all papers must be passed with at least B Grade average across (evidence must be provided);
Participate in at least three MMTB hui throughout 2017.
Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship
The Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship is worth $1,000.00 each per annum for five successful applicants. This opened on Friday 10th February 2017 and closed Friday 5th May 2017.
Be registered on the MMTB register. For applicants under 18, at least one parent must be registered. Feel free to email us to check if you are registered or not. We cannot consider your application until you are registered
Be enrolled as a first year Undergraduate at a NZQA registered tertiary institution; studying within the field of Environmental studies; and
Participate in one MMTB environment focused forum/hui during 2017
The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (MFT) provide funding assistance to those fully registered on the MMTB/MFT tribal register and welcome your application for possible financial assistance. This grant applies to individuals or seeking support in the educational sector.
Educational grants, including ECE, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary opened Friday 10th February 2017 and closed Friday 5th May 2017.
Wellbeing, Prosperity and Cultural Grants
These grants are targeted at initiatives that seek to improve the wellbeing, prosperity and cultural competency of Maniapoto. This fund is targeted towards groups rather than individuals. Examples of initiatives that will be considered are: a) Holding of Kura Reo to increase the use of Te Reo o Maniapoto (Cultural Competency); b) Holding of Marae/Hapū Wānanga to educate about Maniapoto tikanga, kawa and history (Cultural Competency); c) Holding of programs (rather than events) that promote health, wellbeing and positive lifestyle changes (Wellbeing); d) Holding of events that aim to engage Maniapoto tribal members so they may contribute to the overall effort of achieving the tribal aspirations of Maniapoto (Wellbeing); e) Holding of and participation in events that help grow the financial literacy, enterprise and innovation capability of whanau as a pathway out of poverty (Prosperity). These grants are now open and close on Friday 29th September 2017.
The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (MFT) provide funding assistance to those fully registered on the MMTB/MFT tribal register and welcome your application for possible financial assistance.
MMTB Regional Management Committee (RMC)
Māori Wardens (as recognised within the Maniapoto region)
Maniapoto Kaumātua Kaunihera
Maniapoto Marae (as recognised by MMTB)
Primary School Kapahaka
Secondary School Kapahaka
Te Reo Maori events including Whikoi mo Te Reo
These grants are now open and close Friday 29th September 2017.
Another successful year of scholarships and grant recipients has proven the quality and talent within Maniapoto. A total of 400 grants and scholarships were distributed last year. This included educational, cultural, social and community grants. Other grants distributed involved RMC, Maniapoto Māori Wardens and Marae.
Various events have also been sponsored such as Maniapoto kapa haka, rangatahi, RMC environmental capacity building and Te Reo Māori.
Ella Golding (Rereahu, Te Ihingarangi), was the successful recipient of the 2015-16 Sister Grace Scholarship ($5,000). Ella started her journey in completing a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Waikato this year, with
Waiarini Edwards (Ngāti Mahuta) is one of four recipients of the Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarships. She is completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waikato. This year, MMTB was privileged to be able