What is Whānau Reo Fund?
Whānau Reo is a fund established by Kotahi Mano Kāika (KMK) to provide financial assistance for those whānau actively raising tamariki using te reo māori within the home as a natural, everyday language . This fund can assist Kāi Tahu families to attend the following events:
- Kotahi Mano Kāika whānau haereka
- Kura Reo Kāi Tahu
- Papatipu Rūnaka whānau reo initiatives in Te Waipounamu
- All applicants need to complete a te reo plan demonstrating both short and long term commitment towards achieving their whānau language goals.
Who can apply?
- be registered with the Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit
- be able to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of reo Māori within the whānau.
There is no funding assistance available to whānau who are planning on attending Kia Kūrapa wānaka, as this is an event focused on beginners.
How much is available?
Applicants can apply for up to $2000 per whānau, per year. 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.
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 2017 funding year are as follows:
- Feb 24, 2017
- June 30, 2017
- Oct 27, 2017
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 of receipt of application.
- 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