We are stoked to be accepting applications for Wave 16, a new round of funding that will foster growth and resilience for whānau. Applications for Wave 16 are open until noon on 28 February 2022. Use the button below to apply now.

About Wave

Our Wave funding is a social innovation model that gives whānau the agency to realise their own aspirations. We release one or two 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.

Wave funding supports with projects that seek to help whānau and hapori to thrive, and particularly to overcome the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. We are especially interested in projects that are designed and driven by the whānau and communities they seek to support. All projects must support our Whānau Ora outcomes, as outlined in the seven pou that guide us. Click here to learn more about the seven pou.

Scroll down to learn more about Wave 16 and register for one of our upcoming workshops.

Wave 16 is open now

 

We are stoked to be accepting applications for Wave 16, a new round of funding that will foster growth and resilience for whānau. Applications for Wave 16 are open until noon on 28 February 2022. We are looking for innovators, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs who have an idea for a kaupapa that will support their whānau and community. We are also especially interested in kaupapa that will support

 

educational transformation for our tamariki and rangatahi, in the wake of the disruptions they have experienced over the past two years. Our team is holding online workshops – more details below. These workshops are a great opportunity to learn more about Wave funding, ask any pātai, and get help with your application.

Wave 16 Workshops

In light of the country’s shift to the red setting, the remaining Wave 16 workshops in Hokitika, Westport and Ōtautahi will be held online only. Although we are incredibly disappointed to miss out on the chance to connect kanohi ki te kanohi, these Zoom sessions will still allow whānau to learn more about Wave 16 and get help completing the application form. The presence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant in Te Waipounamu is a reminder that the pandemic is far from over, and that more than ever we need the creativity and innovation of whānau to develop solutions to the challenges ahead. 

Each workshop will go ahead at the planned time, and if you have registered to attend you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

Ōtautahi
11am, Monday 24 January
Click here for Zoom link.
Passcode: 446419

Ōtautahi
6pm, Monday 24 January
Click here for Zoom link
Passcode: 649138

Hokitika
11am, Tuesday 25 January
Click here for Zoom link.
Passcode: 394210

Westport
4:30pm, Tuesday 25 January
Click here for Zoom link.
Passcode: 991010

Online workshop
6pm, Wednesday 26 January
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Online workshop
6pm, Friday 28 January
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Te Pāpori o Whakatere

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.

Wave Funded Stories

Tūhono Taonga, Tūhono Tāngata

Tūhono Taonga, Tūhono Tāngata uses Toi Māori as a gateway to Māori empowerment and self-belief. This kaupapa works with rangatahi in schools providing them with the tools and mātauranga for carving, hoping to give students a sense of wellbeing.
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Matariki Mushrooms

Matariki Mushrooms in Motueka are reconnecting people to sustainable food sources and sharing their knowledge of permaculture through growing native mushrooms as a traditional healthy kai.
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Little Shop of Taonga

Little Shop of Taonga is a whānau-driven business that sells handmade products to support mahinga kai, hunter gatherers and weavers with their mahi toi.
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Wave 10 kaupapa

Watch these previously funded kaupapa

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

Enquire about our Wave Fund

He pātai āu? Have you got a question, give us a call, or send us your pātai