MMTB & MFT – Grants & Scholarships

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. Must reside in New Zealand and use a verified New Zealand bank account
  4. Must be enrolled in New Zealand attending a registered ECE/Kohanga, Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Provider
  5. Ensure all of the information is provided so that we can appropriately consider your application
  6. Must be a first-time applicant within a Distributions category:  if the applicant has successfully applied for an Early Childhood grant, the applicant may apply again when the child is attending Primary and so on to Secondary and Tertiary (one in Certificate/Diploma, Bachelors, Postgraduate, and Masters/PhD).  The eligibility criteria is to give all tribal members the opportunity to make grant applications.

When the Criteria is not met

If the 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. Application is Incomplete.

2021 Key Dates

Sister Grace Scholarship
Now OPEN – Closes: 27 / 08 / 2021

Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship
Now OPEN – Closes: 27 / 08 / 2021

Education Grants
Now OPEN – Closes: 27 / 08 / 2021

Wellbeing, Prosperity, Health and Cultural Roopu grants:
Now OPEN – Closes: 27 / 08 / 2021

Annual & Event Grants:
Now OPEN – Closes: 27 / 08 / 2021

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 Criteria

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria
  2. Open to 4th year Bachelors, Postgraduate, Masters/PhD
  3. Teaching in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary
  4. Only first-time applicants may apply.
Sister Grace Scholarship – Apply today

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 Criteria

  1. Meet the Eligibility Criteria
  2. Open to 4th year Bachelors, Postgraduate, Masters/PhD
  3. Studying in Environmental Science
  4. Only first-time applicants may apply.
Graymont Scholarship – Apply today

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
  • Parents are to have a conversation with the Centre/School, where they would prefer their child’s grant to be spent on school related activities/fees

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 / Kohanga Reo Grant

Please Note: 

  1. The value of the grant payment is targeted towards Registered ECE/Kohanga related fees/activities
  2. Grants will be paid directly to the child’s ECE/Kohanga Reo bank account
  3. Grants cannot be exchanged for cash

Please refer to the application for eligibility criteria & closing dates.

Early Childhood / Kohanga Reo Application

Primary Education Grant

Please Note: 

  1. The value of the grant payment is targeted towards Primary related school fees/activities
  2. Grants will be paid directly to the child’s Primary Kohanga Reo bank account
  3. Grants cannot be exchanged for cash

Please refer to the application for eligibility criteria & closing dates.

Primary Education Application

Secondary School Grant

Please Note: 

  1. The value of the grant payment is targeted towards Secondary School related school fees/activities
  2. Grants will be paid directly to the child’s Primary Kohanga Reo bank account
  3. Grants cannot be exchanged for cash

Please refer to the application for eligibility criteria & closing dates.

Secondary School Application

Tertiary Education Grant

Application Criteria:

  1. All applicants must reside New Zealand
  2. All applicants must be enrolled with a New Zealand Tertiary Provider only
  3. Only first-time applicants who have not received a grant in the above Levels may only apply – i.e one grant only in Certificate/Diploma, Bachelors, Postgraduate or Masters/PhD
  4. All applicants doing Tertiary study must be fully registered on the Maniapoto Tribal Register
  5. Late or Incomplete applications will not be accepted

Please refer to the application for eligibility criteria & closing dates.

Tertiary Education Application

Annual & Event Grants

Maniapoto Event Grants:

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

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 Groups & Maniapoto Annual Events

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.

Group & Annual Events Grant

Cultural and Health Grants for Rōpu

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.

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

Rōpu Grant

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.  The funding is for groups who seek to improve the wellbeing, prosperity, health and cultural competencies for Maniapoto in Maniapoto.

Roopu Grant Application

Discretionary Grant

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. The one-off funding requests from individuals/groups for purposes that fall outside of Category One and Two but demonstrates benefits to Maniapoto Iwi of a charitable nature. This will also include emergencies such as natural disasters.

Discretionary Grant Application

Recipient Stories

Another successful year for Distributions Grants & Scholarships which has seen a massive increase in grant applications across all Categories. The growth in the Masters/PhD section is highlighting the number of Maniapoto achieving higher education and proving the quality and talent within our Iwi.

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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