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Kā Pūtea Proof of Engagement Grant

These grants have closed for 2018 and will reopen for new applications on 1 March 2019.

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

Kā Pūtea Proof of Engagement Grants are available through learning, connecting and engaging with Ngāi Tahutanga.

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

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.

* Full-time students are enrolled in 120 credits or 1 EFT.

Students enrolled in less than full-time study will receive a portion of the grant relative to the credits/EFTS they are enrolled in.

If you applied for the Proof of Engagement grant during round one (March – April, 2018) your evidence must be provided before October the 31st, 2018.

If you applied for the Proof of Engagement grant during round two (July – August, 2018) your evidence must be provided before April the 31st, 2019.

Payments will be made within 15 working days of the closing date.