Applications are open for the Tiaki Wai fund.
Each year, Te Wai Māori Trust offers $5,000 grants to support iwi, hapū, and whānau to fulfil aspirations for freshwater fisheries in their rohe.
Established in 2019, the Tiaki Wai fund aims to develop expertise to promote and advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries for smaller kaupapa than the Wai Ora fund. This includes promoting and sharing indigenous fisheries’ expertise, knowledge and understanding, increasing the quality and range of information to iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries, and enhancing the health and wellbeing of the indigenous fisheries and their environment.
Applications will remain open until the fund is fully allocated.