What is Kāika Reo?

Kāika Reo is a fund established by Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) to support Kāi Tahu whānau groups to strengthen the use of te reo as an everyday language of intergenerational communication.

The fund will consider funding initiatives focused on learning and using te reo as an everyday informal language within the home and community

How much is available?

Participants can apply for up to $3500. However, less may be awarded subject to the number of suitable applicants for each deadline.  Preference will be given to participants who are committed to the kaupapa of Kotahi Mano Kāika.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be registered with Ngāi Tahu, and will be applying on behalf of a KMK whānau cluster group. A KMK whānau cluster group will consist of no less than 4 registered Ngāi Tahu households.

The fund will give preference to:

  • whānau clusters residing in Te Waipounamu

  • initiatives focusing on everyday language within the home

  • clusters of whānau practicing intergenerational transmission of te reo.

One applicant only per group can apply on behalf of the group and only one application per group per financial year.

Types of activities that will not be funded:

  • The repayment of debt or retrospective funding of projects already underway before Fund closing dates

  • Capital works including course books, course resources, laptops, cell phones

  • Salary, wages, childcare costs

  • Kia Kūrapa events

  • Koha

  • Any overseas travel

  • Funding for one-off wānaka reo.

Funding Rounds

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

Apply Here

Full Name
Full Name
Registered with the Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit *
Kāika Reo initiative detail
Information about your proposed Kāika reo initiative. (Please include proposed learning outcomes)
(Must be at least four Kāi Tahu registered households)
Total number of whānau to be involved in the proposed Kāika Reo initiative
(Please provide a breakdown of how many are Kāi Tahu and how many are non-Kāi Tahu.)
Please provide a budget using the table below. (In order to assist the KMK funding committee, please provide as much detail as possible)
Please provide a budget
Please provide source and budget for other funding
Bank Details
Please enter the account details any payment would be deposited into:
The following declaration must be made by people aged 18 years or over.
1. I will not expend funds for any purpose other than those approved by the KMK Funding Committee unless written approval for a change of purpose is obtained in advance.
2. I will demonstrate accountability for funds by fulfilling any reporting requirements, reporting on expenditure of funds as required, including providing copies of all receipts for costs outlined in the project application.
3. I will return any unused funds at the completion of the project
4. I agree to participate in any Iwi accountability meetings, displays or events, subject to reasonable notice being given.
5. I accept the KMK Funding Committee’s right to use, for publicity purposes, all material not identified as confidential by the applicant.
6. I will not transfer, or otherwise dispose of any rights, benefits, obligations or liabilities set out in this project application without the prior written consent of the Assessment Committee.
7. I will ensure that information relating to the expenditure of KMK funding will be made available for inspection if requested by the KMK Funding Committee and will allow an audit on the use of the funds should the KMK Fundinf Committee consider it necessary.
8. I accept any decision made by the KMK Funding Committee is final and binding and accept that no reasons for such decision will be given, nor will any correspondence be entered into.
9. All information provided in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct.
10. If requested I will provide further information in relation to this application.
11. We have read the above conditions of the Applicant Agreement and undertake to abide by the conditions of this agreement.
I acknowledge that the above information is true and correct *