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What we fund...

Wave Funding


We fund Whānau and organisations (including limited companies) or individuals in accordance with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Annual Investment Plan which sets the amount of funding available for whānau initiatives and the Whanau Ora funding priorities.

Whānau Ora strategies and initiatives provide direct impact for Māori living in Te Waipounamu by enabling local solutions developed by local people with local leadership.

initiatives must align with at least one of theSE OBJECTIVES:

WHANAU-CENTRED Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu recognises that whānau are essential to everything that we do. Whānau must be central to your initiative. i.e. If your focus is rangatahi how are you engaging their wider whānau?

FINANCIALLY VIABLE – We need you to provide information that tells us your entity is financially viable and proof that your entity is solvent. i.e. you have more money than you owe.

LOCAL SOLUTIONS – Tell us how your idea responds to the specific priorities of whānau across your local community, hapū, iwi. How are whānau involved in the development and implementation of your initiative?

INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION – Te ao Māori (the Māori world view) recognises the significance of intergenerational relationships. How does your initiative acknowledge these relationships and their contribution to the on-going sharing of knowledge and expertise held within whānau?

COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AND OWNERSHIP – How does your initiative respond to the collective aspirations of whānau and how will you ensure whānau rangatiratanga is a prominent outcome? Is the whānau voice present throughout your initiative?

HOLISTIC – How does your initiative support whānau spiritual (te taha wairua), social (te taha whānau), physical (te taha tinana) and mental (te taha hinengaro) wellbeing?

STRENGTHS BASED – How does your initiative draw on the strengths of each individual whānau member to enable the best outcomes?

INNOVATION – How is your initiative innovative, different and unique? Does it align with any of the seven pou?


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