Matika – Moving the Māori Nation

Whānau, hapū and iwi Māori improve their lives through tinanan (physical wellbeing), hinengaro (emotional wellbeing) and wairua (spiritual wellbeing).

Moving the Māori Nation promotes Whānau Ora through whakapakari tinana and is aimed at improving the wellbeing of whānau Māori

About the Matika - Moving the Māori Nation

The Matika – Moving the Māori Nation Fund (Matika) supports projects that focus on Māori holistic approaches to wellbeing, encompassing the three core aspects of tinana (physical wellbeing), hinengaro (emotional wellbeing) and wairua (spiritual wellbeing) through te ao Māori approaches.

Matika means to stand or rise. It is a call to Māori to be healthy and active and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing as individuals, whanau, hapū and iwi Māori.

What the Matika - Moving the Māori Nation Fund invests in

The Fund supports projects that foster Māori wellbeing and connection to cultural pride and identity, tikanga and te reo by linking it to te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori. The Fund supports projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to broader Whānau Ora outcomes and life changing behaviours.

The Matika Fund focuses on projects that promote:

  • Rangatiratanga – Mātauranga Māori, activities that build cultural pride, identity and te reo Māori within a te ao Māori environment.
  • Whanaungatanga - activities that encourage whānau collaboration and resilience. These may be through whakapakari tinana including traditional Māori games or activities such as Ki-o-Rahi, Poi, Mau Rākau, Mamau, Mekemeke and Makimaki.
  • Oranga Māori – activities that promote holistic wellbeing as well as healthy eating habits.

The Fund does not support:

  • one–off events and related expenditure
  • capital expenditure including buildings and vehicles
  • events or activities that are deemed to be well established or business as usual
  • retrospective events/activities and projects
  • payment of existing debts
  • international travel and accommodation
  • medical bills, legal advice/court costs
  • kaitono administrative costs
  • consultant costs.

All activities must be based in New Zealand.

Eligibility

You can apply for funding if your organisation is a legal entity or if your application is made under the umbrella of a legal entity based in New Zealand.

You cannot apply for funding if you are:

  • Individuals, including sole traders
  • Common Law Trusts
  • Private Trusts
  • Family Trusts
  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Act Trusts (Whānau Kaitiaki, Putea, Ahu Whenua, Whenua Tōpū Trusts or Māori Reservation)
  • Government statutory entities, such as ministries, schools and health boards. These entities generally already receive funding directly from the government to achieve their purpose
  • Overseas organisations.

Also note, if you have previous or current funding arrangements with Te Puni Kōkiri, performance under those arrangements will be a relevant consideration for decisions relating to your application.

How to Apply

Applications for funding close 5pm on 01 October 2018.

Download the Application Form [PDF 227KB]

Download the Application form [Word 430KB]

For local projects, send your completed application form to your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri regional office.

For national projects being delivered across New Zealand, send your completed application form to matika@tpk.govt.nz

Please note:

  • Your financial statements and any other required information outlined in the guidance material need to be provided with your application.
  • Decisions will be made by 26 October 2018.
  • Projects should not propose a start date before 5 November 2018 and must be completed by 7 June 2019.

More questions

For further information on the Fund, or if you are a provider focusing on improving Māori whānau wellbeing, please contact your nearest regional office to find out how the Fund may be able to help.

Our Matika Stories

Across Aotearoa whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are improving their lives through active participation and healthier lifestyles. Read more about the gains that are being made for whānau, hapū and iwi through the support of Matika – Moving the Māori Nation.

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