Ka Pū Te Ruha – Rangatahi Cultural Leadership Fund

Through a newly established partnership, The Ministry of Youth Development and the Ngāi Tahu Fund are offering an opportunity to fund group projects up to $5,000 to support Rangatahi Cultural Leadership and creative expression.


To be eligible to apply, your project must align to at least one of the following priority areas:

  • Ārahitaka – Guidance and Mentoring
  • Mana Takata – Leadership and Self-Determination
  • Manaakitaka – Volunteering
  • Kāi Tahutaka – Cultural Identity

Applications will be considered from Rangatahi aged 12- 24 (where the applicant is under 18 years-of-age, the application must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Applications submitted to Ka Pū Te Ruha will be reviewed by a funding panel from the Ngāi Tahu Funds and the Ministry of Youth Development.

Application deadline

Applications are to be received before or by Monday 23 July, 12:00pm 2018 (NB: No late or incomplete applications will be accepted).

Apply today

The full criteria for accessing Taiawatea funding is contained in the Ka Pū Te Ruha Fund Application Form.

Please note: This application is an editable PDF. Please remember to download the application to your computer and send it back to us once it is completed. If you fill out the application online without saving it to your computer first, you may lose all of your information.

For more information please contact: or call 0800 KAI TAHU.

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