MMTB Scholarships & Grants

HE PĀNUI:

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of our whānau has been the absolute priority. We must support one another and continue to check up on each other, particularly our kaumātua.

Mā te wāhi ngaro tātou e manaaki, e tiaki i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā.

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (MFT) provides annual charitable grants intended to support, enable and facilitate registered tribal members and approved groups to achieve the following key charitable objectives:

  • Strengthen cultural identity and wellbeing;
  • Support the advancement of education;
  • Encourage relationships regardless of where tribal members reside;
  • Any other matters beneficial to the community of Ngāti Maniapoto me ona hapū maha.

The distribution of charitable grants is guided by the MMTB and MFT Distribution policy, which is reviewed annually to ensure it remains current.  The policy ensures that there is a consistent criteria framework and good practice principles of fairness, clarity and transparency embedded throughout the Distributions process and procedures.

 

Eligibility Criteria

To meet the eligibility criteria, the applicant must:

  1. Be fully registered on the Maniapoto Tribal Register.
  2. If under 18, at least one Maniapoto parent is fully registered,
  3. Ensure all of the information is provided so that we can appropriately consider your application,
  4. Only first-time applicants may apply.

 

Application Criteria

If the application criteria is not met, applications will not be accepted if:

  1. The Grant application and Grant Category is closed;
  2. Applicant is not registered;
  3. Applicant is a previous grant or scholarship recipient;
  4. The application is incomplete

2020 Key Dates

Graymont NZ (Ltd) Scholarship
CLOSED

Sister Grace Scholarship
CLOSED

Education Grants
CLOSED

Wellbeing, Prosperity, Health and Cultural Roopu grants:
CLOSED

Annual & Event Grants:
CLOSED

Sister Grace Scholarship

MMTB graciously acknowledges Sister Grace Margaret Clement for her endowment fund (2005) which provides an annual contribution towards Matauranga for Maniapoto.

The Sister Grace Scholarship has an annual allocation of $5,000.00 per year for one successful applicant. In the event that two recipients are successful, the allocation will be divided between both recipients.

Please refer to the application for the opening or closing dates.

Application closed for 2020

Application Criteria

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria including the Application Criteria;
  2. Be enrolled in NZ with a registered NZQA tertiary provider studying in 3rd/4th year degree, Postgraduate or Masters in Education (Teaching)
  3. Degree must be towards an Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching career;
  4. Only first-time applicants may apply.

Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship

MMTB kindly acknowledges our major sponsor Graymont (NZ) Ltd (formerly known as McDonalds Lime) for their annual contribution towards the Environmental Scholarship since 2011

The Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship has an annual allocation of $5,000.00 per year for five (5) successful applicants.

Please refer to the application for the opening or closing dates.

Application closed for 2020

Application Criteria

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria and Application Criteria,
  2. Must be enrolled in NZ with a registered NZQA tertiary provider studying in 3rd/4th year of Bachelors or Postgraduate,
  3. Degree must be in the field of Environmental Science,
  4. Only first-time applicants may apply.

Education Grants

Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (MFT) provides an annual allocation towards Category One-Education for all registered tribal members. An education grant can financially contribute towards school fees, sports fees, school related activities, and uniforms etc.

  • Education applicants include home-education, Te Kura or students enrolled into Kohanga Reo/ECE, Primary/Intermediate, Secondary/Alternative Education;
  • Applicants studying with a Tertiary provider includes Industry, Workplace or Private Training Establishment.
  • The grant is not transferable for cash or to another student or another school.

Please refer to the application for the opening or closing date.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria
  2. Meet the Application Criteria
    • 18+ Tertiary applicants must be fully registered on the Maniapoto Tribal Register;
    • Provide confirmation letter/email from centre, school or Tertiary provider confirming enrolment;
    • Provide proof of schools bank account including the schools email address for the remittance advice;
    • For Tertiary applicants, proof of your bank account.
Early Childhood Application Closed
Primary Application Closed
Secondary Application Closed
Tertiary Application Closed

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.

Please refer to the application for the opening or closing date.

Maniapoto Annual Groups:

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

Maniapoto Event Grants:

  • Maniapoto Kapa Haka
  • Te Reo Māori events including Whikoi mo Te Reo
  • Rangatahi
  • Kaumātua
  • Maniapoto Sports Festival (bi-annual event)
Application Closed for 2020

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 specific to a group of tribal members rather than individuals.

Please refer to the application for the opening or closing date.

Examples of initiatives may include but not limited to: 

  • Whakapapa wānanga for whanau, hapū and marae in Maniapoto
  • Tikanga wānanga for whānau, hapū or marae in Maniapoto
  • Wānanga that promotes health and wellbeing for whānau, hapū or marae in Maniapoto
  • Training programs that help grow whānau, hapū, marae, committees or trustees that promotes financial literacy, governance training, Health & Safety training, Taiao training etc.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria
  2. Meet the Application Criteria
Application Closed for 2020

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.

18/19 – Abbey Huriwai

Abbey Huriwai (Ngāti Rōrā, Ngāti Kinohaku) has completed her first year of studies towards a Bachelor of Science double majoring in Environmental Science and Ecology and Biodiversity at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Taking interest [...]

18/19 – Tanirau Manwaiti

Tanirau Manawaiti (Ngāti Rōrā), 2018-19 Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship ($1000) recipient, has just completed his first year of study towards a Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Technology) at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology). Tanirau has always [...]

18/19 – Amai Tahu

Amai Tahu (Ngāti Paretekawa, Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Rahurahu) has completed his first year of studies towards He Korowai Akonga: Bachelor of Education (Primary Educaation ) Level 5 program at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. The Te [...]

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