Kā Manukura o Te Reo
What is Kā Manukura o Te Reo?
Kā Manukura o te Reo is a fund established by Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) to provide intermediate to advanced Kāi Tahu learners and speakers of te reo with targeted financial assistance to further develop their Māori language proficiency.
Applicants are required to complete a te reo plan demonstrating both short and long term commitment towards achieving their personal language goals.
KMOTR fund supports individuals only. Funding for activities such as one-off wānaka reo will not be supported.
How much is available?
Participants can apply for up to $5,000. However, less may be awarded subject to the number of suitable applicants for each deadline.
- be registered with the Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit
- be involved within a Kāi Tahu community and be 100% committed to personal language development
- be over the age of 18 years. This restriction may be relaxed in the case of applicants currently enrolled in a wharekura or attending a secondary school. Permission will need to be given by a parent or guardian.
First time applicants are expected to attend Kura Reo Kāi Tahu and Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu before being eligible for funding for other te reo courses / events.
The fund will give preference to:
participants who are committed to the kaupapa of Kotahi Mano Kāika.
individuals residing in Te Waipounamu
individuals who are active within their Kāi Tahu communities
individuals who have demonstrated an active commitment to further developing their proficiency in te reo and are actively practicing intergenerational transmission of te reo.
Types of activities that will not be funded:
Minor te reo papers within a generic degree i.e. must be intensive language programmes
Capital works including laptops, tablets, cell phones
Kia Kūrapa registration fee or travel
Any overseas travel
Types of activities that will be funded:
Course fees for intensive Māori language programmes e.g. Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori, Te Māhuri papers.
Immersion programmes such as Immersion Teaching training.
Kura Reo registration and travel costs only
Travel / accommodation costs associated with attending te reo events / wānaka
Kura Reo Kāi Tahu registration costs, transport and travel.
There are 3 funding rounds each year for all KMK funds. These dates will fall on the last Friday of each of the following months: February, June, October.
The dates for 2019/20 funding year are as follows:
18 Oct 2019
14 Feb 2020
12 June 2020
Application forms must be received by the KMK Staff by 5pm on each of these dates.
Application Decision Process
Applications are sent to the KMK Language Advisor.
All applications will be considered by the KMK Funding Committee. Written notification of the decision of the KMK funding Committee will be provided to the applicant within 20 working days after the funding round closes.
The decision of the KMK Funding Committee is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
Need help?If you have any questions or require further information – please contact:
Darren Solomon, KMK Advisor
0800 KAI TAHU