Pou Taiao (Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group) and Te Wai Māori have secured 12.8m of funding to support iwi and hapū build capacity, capability and engage in Te Mana o te Wai.

The fund called Te Mātāpuna o te Wai and is now open for applications.

Te Mātāpuna o te Wai offers a three-year investment through planning support for Te Mana o te Wai/Taiao System approaches and supporting the capacity of hapū and iwi by resourcing kaimahi (full time employees).

Te Mātāpuna o Te Wai is presented by Te Pou Taiao. The funding package was secured from the Ministry for the Environment as part of the Essential Freshwater Fund to support a range of initiatives in relation to Te Mana o te Wai.

The Grant will be delivered with support from Te Wai Māori Trust and Poipoia Ltd, who are responsible for administering, managing and distributing funds.

Learn more about the fund and its criteria on our website and download the guidelines to start the application process.

Applications close 3pm, 12 January 2024.