WORKSHOP- Maori Economic Development Fund

KIA HIWA RĀ – WORKSHOP ON COMPLETING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR THE MĀORI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FUND

 From the 24th October 2013, applications will be sought from whānau, hapū, iwi, mātāwaka and Māori Business within the Kāpiti Coast District to the Māori Economic Development Grants Fund (Fund). A total of $66,000 is available for projects that align to the Māori Economic Development Strategy.

The Fund aims to assist whānau, hapū, iwi, mātāwaka and Māori Business within the Kāpiti Coast District with costs associated with the establishment or development of Māori Economic activity, in particular activity associated with:

  • Manaakitangata – leveraging the potential of rangatahi and building whānau capacity;
  • Kaitiakitanga – Whatungarongaro te tangata toi tu te whenua – working with the whenua; and
  • Kotahitanga – supporting whānau to achieve economic wellbeing – capacity, collaboration, innovation and Māori Business.

The Māori Economic Development Fund is a contestable fund. Whilst a maximum amount is not specified, the amount awarded will be based on the strength of the applications alignment to the Māori Economic Development Strategy.

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti and Council are hosting a workshop to assist those considering applying to this Fund. The workshop will provide some context around the establishment of the Māori Economic Development Strategy, the contestable funding that is available and provide a guide to completing the application form.

The workshop will be:

Date:                    Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Venue:                Paraparaumu Library, Meeting Room, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu

Time:                   10:00am to 11.30am

RSVP your attendance to:

Monica Fraser,

Iwi Relationships Manager

Kaiwhakahaere Tairangawhenua

(04) 2964 839 or 0800 486 486

or email monica.fraser@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Applications to this Fund may be received from the 24th October 2013 and close at 5.00pm on Friday 15th November 2013.  Final decisions will be made by the Grant panel on Monday 25th November 2013.