Our Wave funding is a social innovation model that gives whānau the agency to realise their own aspirations
Our Wave funding is a social innovation model that gives whānau the agency to realise their own aspirations. We release 1-2 Wave rounds per year and welcome applications from individuals, whānau, community groups and businesses who want to run an initiative or programme that will support them and their hapori .
We have refreshed the scope of what we fund through our Wave funding. For whānau, community groups, and establishing organisations this means:
Projects that seek to help whānau and hapori thrive post-COVID-19
Projects that seek to support our Whānau Ora outcomes
Projects that are determined, designed and driven by the whānau and communities they seek to support
In colloboration with Tūmaia we deliver Te Pāpori o Whakatere, a development programme for successful Wave funded applicants. The programme aims to grow the Wave kaupapa into thriving initiatives that create sustainable change for whānau and communities. Te Pāpori o Whakatere is run as a series of wānanga where experts provide free legal, human resources, financial and marketing advice. Entrepreneurs also attend these wānanga to share their experiences and insights.
Whare Manaaki is a kaupapa Māori organisation operating on the West Coast supporting whānau and parents
Whare Manaaki has become a hub where whānau of all backgrounds can seek support raising their tamariki with a sense of ownership and validation of their own identity. “It’s a place for everybody - Māori and non-Māori," says creator Eli.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is so proud to support these transformative workshops that empower girls and young women to make their way through the world with strength and confidence
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is so proud to support Taurite Tū to deliver a kaupapa Māori exercise and wellbeing programme for kaumātua in Ōtepoti.
Meet the faces behind Pōtiki Poi, a kaupapa that grew from a fundraising initiative on Facebook, into the successful business that it is today.
“With Te Pūtahitanga, you develop long term relationships with like-minded individuals who understand Māori. They help you reach your goals. They encourage and support you to reflect, to grow, to progress.
Jaince Lee - Koha Kai
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