Iwi and hapū aspirations for their freshwater fisheries are about to get a fresh boost, applications for Te Wai Māori Trust’s annual Wai Ora Fund have now closed. 

The Trust has made $200,000 available to help support iwi and hapū fulfil their aspirations for their freshwater fisheries.

This includes:

  • enhancing the health and wellbeing of the indigenous fisheries and their environment,
  • promoting and sharing indigenous fisheries’ expertise, knowledge and understanding,
  • increasing the quality and range of information to iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries.

The Fund was established in 2012 and has since distributed over $2 million supporting more than 60 projects. It is a significant and meaningful part of the work that Te Wai Māori Trust delivers, supporting grassroots projects that make a difference to whānau and te taiao across Aotearoa. To hear more about previous projects made possible through the Wai Ora Fund, click here. 

Applications close 21 July 2023.

Download guidelines and application form