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Kā Pūtea Grant

Kā Pūtea Grant and
Proof of Engagement Grant

Kā Pūtea Grants and the Proof of Engagement grants are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or an international equivalent.

Kā Pūtea Grant

Applications open on the 2nd of March and close on the 30th of October 2020.

Entitlements are:

  • $250.00 for your first year of full-time study
  • $500.00 for every subsequent year of full-time study

Grant payments will be made on the 20th of the month, following the month we approve your application.

Kā Pūtea Proof of Engagement Grant

Applications open on the 2nd of March and close on the 30th of October 2020.

Evidence of engagement must be submitted before the closing date.

The engagement grant is a second layer to the Kā Pūtea grant and was created to encourage whānau to connect, engage and give back to the iwi regardless of their location.

There are three cultural levels that students may apply for and selection of which level to meet is usually determined by the year of tertiary study you are enrolled in with the aim of progressing your Ngāi Tahutanga journey.

Below are some examples of how each level can be achieved and the examples reflect the level of expectation required.

Level One is for those students who are beginning their journey of engagement with the iwi. To qualify for this level students must evidence engagement through things such as:

  • Completing an online Te Reo course/ Incorporating a Te Reo paper with your studies
  • Learning your pepeha

The grant at this level is $250 (full-time* students or proportional for part-time students).

Level Two is for those students who can show connectedness to the iwi. To qualify for this level students must evidence connectedness through things such as:

  • Making contact with your Papatipu Runanga and taking part in hui there
  • Mentoring other Māori students

The grant at this level is $500 (full-time* students or proportional for part-time students)

To apply for this level you must provide evidence for both Level One and Two.

Level Three is for those students who are giving back to the iwi. To qualify for this level students must evidence reciprocity through things such as:

  • Attending Kia kūrapa or kura reo
  • Researching Ngāi Tahu as part of your study
  • Supporting Kapahaka groups or Taurahere groups

The grant for this level is $1,000 (full-time* students or proportional for part-time students).

Each student is eligible to receive one grant per calendar year.
Students are eligible for seven grants throughout their study lifetime.
Students are considered full-time if they are enrolled in 120 credits or 1 EFT.
Students enrolled in less than full-time study will receive a portion of the full grant dependent on the amount of credits/EFTS they are enrolled in.