About RUIA

RUIA is a unique partnership between Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Rātā Foundation and Wayne Francis Trust that supports rangatahi living in Te Waipounamu, Rakiura and Rēkohu/Wharekauri to be at the centre of decision-making when it comes to initiatives that support their growth and development.

Since 2019, RUIA has nurtured dozens of rangatahi-led kaupapa focused on rangatahi wellbeing, intergenerational leadership, succession planning and cultural development.

Could yours be next?

Applications for the 2024 funding round are open now and close at 12pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

We welcome applications from rangatahi, whānau, groups and organisations in Te Waipounamu, Rakiura and Rēkohu/Wharekauri who require support to bring their ideas and/or initiatives for rangatahi Māori aged 12-24 years to life.

Applicants can apply for a maximum of $30,000. For more information, give us a call on 0800 187 689, email RUIA@teputahitanga.org or contact us using the form below.

“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea. I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea.”

Who can apply?

RUIA accepts applications from rangatahi, whānau, groups and organisations in Te Waipounamu, Rakiura and Rēkohu/Wharekauri who require support to bring their ideas and/or initiatives for rangatahi aged 12-24 years to life.

 

RUIA Toolbox

These resources will help you with your application.

Enquire about our Ruia fund

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