Update - Te Pūtahitanga Application Process

Kia ora whānau,

We just wanted to provide you with an update on the progress of the Te Pūtahitanga application process.

As you may know, we received 70 amazing applications through the Stage Two Application process. We were impressed by the mahi and dedication displayed by all the applicants. As you will appreciate, it took some time for us to review and assess through these applications.

There were some outstanding applications that were immediately ready for investment, and are currently passing through the due diligence process. On 16th February, Te Pūtahitanga will formally announce the applicants who have completed the due diligence and have been approved for funding. We look forward to sharing this exciting information with you, and hope that you will join us in congratulating and supporting these applicants.

The other applicants also displayed great merit, but needed a little bit of support to bring them to the investment ready level. The Te Pūtahitanga coaches will be connecting with these applicants and providing them with any help that they need to make their idea the best that it can be. There will then be additional funding opportunities in March and May for these applicants.

If you are one of the applicants who put in a Stage Two Application, a letter will be sent out on 17th February providing further detail about the next step for you.

Thank you very much for your patience and support through this process. We at Te Pūtahitanga know that you are all eager to get your projects up and running, and make Te Waipounamu a transformative place for whānau.