Applications are now closed for the 2021 funding round

Established in 2019, funding is available to iwi, hapū, and Māori organisations in order to develop expertise to promote and advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries. To view some of the previous projects made possible through the Tiaki Wai Fund click here.

Projects can be awarded up to $5,000 + GST and applications will be open until the fund is fully allocated.

Purpose of the fund

  • Increase iwi and hapū capacity and capability in freshwater fisheries and their ability to exercise rangatiratanga over their freshwater fisheries.
  • Promote and share indigenous fisheries expertise, knowledge and understanding.
  • Increase the quality and range of information to iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries and their interests thereof.
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing of the indigenous fisheries and their environment.

Resources for applying

Below you’ll find a copy of our guidelines for applicants, a process map with key dates, and the application form. You can click the images to download a copy of each.

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