This is a contestable fund which supports rangatahi wellbeing, intergenerational leadership, succession planning and cultural development
What is RUIA?
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.
RUIA is a unique partnership between two South Island organisations and government, who have created a contestable fund to support rangatahi wellbeing, intergenerational leadership, succession planning and cultural development.
We have aligned our respective funding criteria and guiding strategies and have agreed to seven universal principles (Pou) to be able to respond to rangatahi aspirations and development in Te Waipounamu.
These Pou are:
Whānau Ora – wellbeing within the context of the whānau
Te Ao Māori – culture and identity
Mana-Tangata – Leadership and self-determination
Wānanga – Learning, connectivity, participating
Te Ao Tūroa – Mahinga Kai, Natural Environment and Sustainability
Auahatanga – Innovation and Enterprise
Te Pūtake – Strengthening capability and responsiveness.