2011 Mā Te Reo Funding Round opens today
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announces the opening of the 2011 Mā Te Reo funding round and confirms there will also be
another round in 2012.
Mā Te Reo is a community based funding programme established by government in 2001 to support projects, programmes and
activites that contribute to local level Māori language regeneration.
The fund is administered on behalf of government by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, who distributes $1.8 million annually
in the form of conditional grants to iwi, hapū, whānau, Māori organisations and individuals.
The 2011 funding round opens on Monday 29 August 2011, and closes Friday 7 October 2011 at 5pm. Applications to the fund
are made online. While we encourage you to apply on-line, you can also submit an application in hard-copy.
"Because this funding pool is aimed at community and whānau based groups, many of the initiatives created as a result of
this support contribute directly towards the intergenerational transmission of the language, which is an important
aspect of te reo Māori revitalisation. We hope to support many more locally led projects in this year’s funding round“,
says Glenis Philip-Barbara, Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.
"We encourage iwi, hapū and other community providers to collaborate and work together in the development of their
applications. This will ensure strategic and targeted distribution of funding across regions“.
For more information visit www.ma-tereo.co.nz or contact the Mā Te Reo team on 0800 MĀ TE REO.