MMTB Scholarships & Grants

The Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (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 that closes in August this year,  we have grants to support kapa haka annual events for Maniapoto, events for Rangatahi for Sports, kaumatua events in Maniapoto and also Roopu grants for wānanga.

We strongly encourage you to contact our Office and speak to our Operations team to find out more.

Please:

  1. Make sure you are registered on our Iwi tribal register.  If you are under 18, you need to have at least one Maniapoto parent registered who will also sign your application form;
  2. Ensure you provide all of the information so that we can properly consider your application.  Given the volume of this mahi, we won’t be chasing you if you do not follow instructions.  We have provided checklists on our grant applications, so it pays to check and check again that you have filled the form out and provided supporting evidence where necessary;
  3. Provide your written korero in your own words;
  4. Note: (1) preference will be given to first time applicants (2) an applicant can only apply for one grant, in one category, per year.

2019 Key Dates

Graymont NZ (Ltd) Scholarship
Now OPEN

Sister Grace Scholarship
Now OPEN

Education Grants
Now OPEN

Wellbeing, Prosperity, Health and Cultural Roopu grants:
Now OPEN

Annual & Event Grants:
Now OPEN

Sister Grace Scholarship

The Sister Grace Scholarship is worth $5,000.00 per annum for one successful applicant only. In the case where MMTB chooses two recipients, each applicant will receive $2,500 each.  Applications opened Monday 18 February and close on Friday 31 May 2019.

Application Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Be registered on the MMTB register. For applicants under 18, at least one Maniapoto parent must be registered. Please note we cannot progress your application until you are registered.
  2. 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);
  3. Participate in at least three MMTB hui throughout 2018.

 

Apply Here

Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship

The Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship is worth $1,000.00 each per annum for five successful applicants. Applications opened Monday 18 February and close Friday 31st August 2018.

Application Criteria

Applicant must:

  1. 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
  2. Be enrolled as a first year Undergraduate at a NZQA registered tertiary institution; studying within the field of Environmental studies; and
  3. Participate in one MMTB environment focused forum/hui during 2018

 

Apply Here

Education Grants

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 towards any school related fees/activities. This education category caters for Early Childhood/Kohanga Reo, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

Applications opened Monday 18 February 2019 and closes Friday 30 August 2019.

Early Childhood Apply Here
Primary Apply Here
Secondary Apply Here
Tertiary Apply Here

Wellbeing, Prosperity, Health and Cultural Grants

These grants are targeted at initiatives that seek to improve the wellbeing, prosperity, health 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). Applications opened on Monday 18 February 2019 and close on Monday 23 September 2019.

Apply Here

Annual & Event Grants

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.

Maniapoto Annual Groups:

  • MMTB Regional Management Committee (RMC)
  • Māori Wardens (as recognised by MMTB)
  • Maniapoto Kaumātua Kaunihera
  • Maniapoto Marae (as recognised by MMTB)
  • Kiingitanga
  • Taurahere

Event Grants:

  • Maniapoto Kapa haka Events
  • Te Reo Maori events including Whikoi mo Te Reo
  • Rangatahi
  • Kaumātua

Applications opened 18 February 2019 and close on Monday 23 September 2019.

Apply Here

Recipient Stories

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.

Recipient Stories – Ella Golding

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 [...]

Recipient Stories – Waiarini Edwards

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 [...]

Recipient Stories – Hariata White

Hariata Harper (Ngāti Apakura) is also a recipient of a Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship.  She is completing her Bachelor of Sciences and has a passion for the environment since she was a young girl.   [...]

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