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 closed for 2018.

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