Funding & Sponsors

He Oranga Poutama Fund

He Oranga Poutama is a collaborative initiative between Te Pae Oranga o Ruahine o Tararua Iwi Māori Partnership Board (Te Pae Oranga), Sport Manawatū Trust and Sport New Zealand - Ihi Aotearoa, that supports Māori wellbeing by improving participation and growing leadership through physical activity that strongly supports Māori ways of being and knowing.

We want whānau Māori to have the opportunity to get active, learn new skills, connect to Te Ao Māori and work towards a new goal or achievement through the activities they are participating in.

He Oranga Poutama emphasises activities that are:

  • BY Māori – governed, managed and delivered by Māori
  • FOR Māori – designed for iwi, hapū, whānau Māori
  • WITH Māori – using Māori language and custom
  • THROUGH Māori – utilising customary activities handed down
  • IN/ON Māori spaces – e.g. marae, maunga, awa

The collaboration is founded on the principle of empowering Māori voices in decision-making for improving physical activation opportunities within Māori communities.

He aha ngā hua?  What are the desired outcomes?

Successful applicants for this funding initiative will be able to describe how their kaupapa will contribute to the following outcomes:

  • iwi, hapū and whānau Māori exercising their authority to improve their hauora and well-being
  • supporting the delivery of equitable hauora outcomes for Māori
  • supporting the inclusion and protection of mātauranga Māori
  • developing Māori leadership for the future
  • developing participation opportunities for iwi, hapū and whānau Māori in physical activity
  • strengthening infrastructure and capacity/capability of organisations to provide quality opportunities for Māori to participate in physical activity

More information

Please read the documents below to understand everything you need to know before applying:

  • Reo Māori Guidelines
  • English Guidelines
  • Reo Māori Privacy Statement
  • English Privacy Statement
  • Reo Māori Application Questions
  • English Application Questions
  • Budget template

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted using the online form here:
  • Reo Māori version
  • English version

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