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Kā Pūtea and Proof of Engagement Grants

Kā Pūtea Grants

These are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are currently enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or international equivalent.

Round one of Kā Pūtea Grants open on the 1st of March and close on the 30th of April 2018

Round two Kā Pūtea Grants reopen on the 2nd of July and close on the 31st of August 2018

All grant payments will be made within 15 working days after each closing date. This entitlement is $250.00 for your first year of full-time* study and $500.00 for every subsequent year of full-time study. You will be eligible to apply for these grants up to seven times throughout your study lifetime.

*Full-time students are enrolled in 120 credits or 1 EFT – students enrolled in any less will receive a portion of the full grant dependent on the amount of credits/EFTS you are enrolled in.

If you wish to apply for a Kā Pūtea proof of engagement grant you must submit your planned activity and engagement at the same time as your Kā Pūtea Grant.

See the application form below

Kā Pūtea Proof of Engagement Grant

The Proof of Engagement is a separate grant and is available to all registered Ngāi Tahu members who are currently enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or International equivalent. This grant is available through learning, connection and engaging with Ngāi Tahutanga. If you intend on applying for this grant you must submit your planned activity of engagement at the time you submit your Kā Pūtea grant application form.

Round one for Proof of Engagement plans must be submitted between the 1st of March and the 30th of April 2018. The report providing evidence of engagement must be submitted by the 31st of October 2018.

Round two for Proof of Engagement plans must be submitted between the 2nd of July and the 31st of August 2018. The report providing evidence of engagement must be submitted by the 1st of May 2019.

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 student 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.

See the application form below

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
  • Learning your pepeha
  • Incorporating a Te Reo or Tikanga paper with your studies
  • Learning about Ngāi tahu and our history
  • Registering with your Rūnanga,

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:

  • Extending your learning about Ngāi Tahu history
  • 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
  • being a kaimahi at Hui a iwi, Hui a tau, wānanga or Papatipu Rūnanga hui
  • 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)

To apply for this level you must provide evidence of reciprocity, connectedness from Level Two and engagement from Level One.

All grant payments will be made within 15 working days after each closing date.

You will be eligible to apply for these grants up to seven times throughout your study lifetime.

*Full-time students are enrolled in 120 credits or 1 EFT – students enrolled in any less will receive a portion of the full grant dependent on the amount of credits/EFTS you are enrolled in.

Your evidence needs to be in written form and signed by a supervisor/event manager if required. You can also submit your evidence via video dependent on what your engagement activity is. For any questions please email Samantha Iri at [email protected] or call 0800 584 8248.

Kā Pūtea and Proof of Engagement Grants Application Form

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