A call out for Whānau-Centred solutions

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is excited to announce the Wave Eight funding round for Whānau Ora based initiatives which opens on 1 May and closes 30 June 2018.

“Our whānau are often the source of our greatest solutions. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu wants to hear from whānau about ideas that will make a positive difference in the wellbeing of whānau” says Helen Leahy, Pouārahi/Chief Executive.  

Initiatives must align with seven pou designed to achieve specific Whānau Ora outcomes, such as ‘whānau will be responsible stewards of our living and natural environment’ or ‘whānau will lead healthy lifestyles.’  

We are calling on whānau to put forward their best ideas to invest in the future of all their whānau members, so that they may flourish.

Over the past three years Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has invested in whānau initiatives including an organic garden and cookery school; maara kai; cultural tourism; a low cost health village and land-based initiatives. Other initiatives include: Pa Kids – an afterschool programme for tamariki and whānau; Manaaki condiments; Puha Pesto and Reo Pepi – beautifully illustrated bilingual books for pēpi.

“The one thing we are certain of is that there is an overflowing pool of amazing ideas just waiting to happen.   To date, we have received over 500 applications, and we know that there are hundreds of whānau who are determined to make a positive change”.

For more information go to wavefunding.org

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