Pūtea Manaaki

The purpose of this fund is:

  • To provide assistance for Ngāi Tahu tribal members towards essential living costs in situations of serious hardship (where there is no other avenue for help); and
  • To recognise regional and national achievement in sport.

General Criteria for Funding Assistance

  • Applicant must be registered on the Ngāi Tahu (Whakapapa) register.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time on the official application form.  The number of applications per person is limited to one per year.
  • Proof of identity is required e.g., drivers licence, passport, community services card.
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu staff are not eligible to apply.

 Specific Criteria for Hardship Funding Assistance

  • If you are receiving a benefit/superannuation from Work and Income NZ (WINZ), you should provide a letter from them which states details of your benefit and what assistance is or is not available.
  • Applications must include:
    1. Most recent monthly bank statements for all bank accounts;
    2. Evidence of all other outstanding debts/accounts; and
    3. Pre-printed bank deposit slip or invoice showing bank account details of supplier (where request is for payment of a bill)
    4. Confirmation of all income, including partners income (if applicable)
    5. What steps you have taken to withdraw KiwiSaver funds (if applicable)

 Specific Criteria for Recognition of Sporting Achievement FundingEliza Sim at NZ National Championship

  • Confirmation of applicant’s selection or qualification for regional or national team from the relevant organisation.
  • Pre-printed or bank verified deposit slip or bank statement for the account the funding is to be paid into.
  • Identification copy and signed application form
  • Pūtea Manaaki sporting recognition form