Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu recognises the important role that our Taurahere Groups play in supporting our iwi members who live outside of the tribal takiwā, and in maintaining their connection with the tribe. The Taurahere Fund was established to support recognised Ngāi Tahu Taurahere Groups with their basic operational and administrative costs.
Recognised Taurahere Groups that have demonstrated consistent engagement with registered Ngāi Tahu members are eligible to apply to the Taurahere Fund. That engagement includes regular meetings, events/wānanga.
Te Rūnanga will consider requests from other groups seeking to be formally recognised as Taurahere Groups and therefore able to apply to the Fund. Further groups and their eligibility will be considered on a case by case basis.
- To apply Taurahere Groups can formally write to the Ngāi Tahu Funds – attention Taurahere Fund. Letters must outline the intended purpose of the funding and the amount required.
- Applicants can apply for multi-year funding for up to three years.
- The maximum allocation for any one group is NZD$2,000 per financial year.
For more information about the Taurahere Fund or to speak with a Ngāi Tahu Funds Advisor, please call 0800 KAI TAHU or email: [email protected]