Two new philanthropic grants to support Māori launched

Two new philanthropic grants to support Māori launched

Te Taumata is thrilled to put its support behind the launch of two new philanthropic grants to support Māori in the pursuit of excellence and community leadership.

The Tonganui Scholarship and the Pou Herenga Tangata Award will help give Māori the tools to grow, lead and thrive.

Te Taumata applauds Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s work in this area and shares its vision of accelerating Māori social and economic development through education, skills, and workforce development.

The Tonganui Scholarship aims to boost talented, Māori professionals with a one-off grant of $10,000 towards training or a programme of research that advances tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, and Te Ao Māori within the oceans sector. 

Alongside this scholarship, Te Pūtea Whakatupu has also launched the inaugural Pou Herenga Tangata Award – a grant to support rangatahi Māori who are active in or aspire to community leadership, with a one-off grant of $5,000.

This award aims to amplify community programmes that bring people together to support rangatahi development, as well as commemorating the contributions of long-time Te Pūtea Whakatupu board member and founding Chair, Norm Dewes.  

Te Arawa is full of whānau with unlimited potential, talent and knowledge. These opportunities are a great way to ensure our skills are being grown and utilised to benefit all Māori.



Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognise the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.
Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all of our members.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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E mahi ana te Manatū i te Ao kia whai haumaru me te whai rawa mo Aotearoa.
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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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We use our extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.
We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand.
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Callaghan Innovation

We are New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.
We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.
Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.
Our role is to create better outcomes for all New Zealanders, particularly by supporting business growth.
We are responsible for the delivery of advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on people, businesses and the environment within which they operate.