Grants and Subsidies

Important: All children must be hapū registered to apply for any Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei kaupapa. If you have applied for grants and subsidies in the past, this does not mean you or your tamariki are registered. Please ensure the whole whānau are registered!


Education Grants 2019


To see what NWO whānau opportunities are available and to apply, click here 

IMPORTANT - You will be required to sign in and apply via the Whānau Portal



What do I need to do to register on the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Hapū Database?

You need to be able to link your whakapapa to Tuperiri. You will also need to provide some form of identification, i.e. Passport or Birth Certificate. Finally, you will need to complete and return the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Hapū Registration Formto Whai Maia.


Who can apply to receive a grant or be registered for a programme or service?

All registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū members. 

If you have not registered yet please do so here;

Please note the hapū registration process can take up to 2 months. 


How can I find out whether I am a registered hapū member?

You can call 0508 69672533 (0508 NWORAKEI), or email


When can I apply for a grant, programme or service?

Most of the grants, programmes and services are open from February 2019 and will close on 31st of May 2019 and re-open 22nd July and close 29th November 2019. 

How many times can I apply for a grant?

You can only apply for different grants, services, programmes once each year. This means, you cannot apply for the same grant in one year, however you can apply for say an education grant and a tutorial grant.

 What documentation will I need to provide?

If you are applying for a ECE, Primary, Intermediate or Secondary Education Grant you will need to provide a verified copy of your bank account.


If you are applying for a Tertiary grant you will need to provide a document that shows enrolment confirmation, EFT and fees payable. If you are unsure what to provide please contact us via email


What if I am studying part-time (Tertiary)?

You will receive a pro-rata amount of the full grant. The amount will be determined by how many papers you are taking this year. 


How much is an education grant worth?

Early Childhood Education: $300.00

Primary (Yr 0 – 8): $300.00 

Secondary (yr 9 – 15): $300.00

Training & Vocational full-time: $500.00

Certificate/Diploma full-time: $500.00

Undergraduate Degree full-time: $1,000.00

Post-Graduate Degree full-time: $1,500.00

Masters full-time: $4,000.00

PHD full-time: $5,000.00


Digital Device – Year 6 – Year 13 Students **New**

This year Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are giving Year 6 – Year 13 students the option of an Education Grant or Digital Device that can be used for school (e.g. Chromebook). 

If you choose a digital device, we will be distributing the devices at the Education Summit on Saturday 30th March 2019.

For more information about the devices or Education Summit, please contact us

How long will a grant application take to process and be paid?

If all criteria is met, the application will be processed and paid to the nominated bank account within 10 working days of receipt of application.

What if I forget my login details for the portal?

Contactorakeied@ngatiwhatuaorakei.comfor assistance 


What is the difference between a tertiary certificate or diploma course and a training/vocational course?

The training/vocational course option is to accomodate for those courses that do not provide graduates with an NZQA approved qualification, but do provide potential future employment pathways.  Acceptance of this grant application will be at the discretion of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia.


 Kaumātua Ora - Aged Care Grants

We provide aged care grants for whānau 65+ for GP visits, hearing aids, prescription glasses, dentures and residential care support. Funding is allocated per person for every 12 month period. 

Kaumātua Ora Grant

Aged Care Grants


Swimming and Tuition subsidies

Click here to apply for Term 2 Swimming and Tuition subsidies. If you have any questions please email 


Sports Grants

Grants for whānau who reach national representative status in a sport as athletes, management or coaches of athletes of teams that have national representative status.  This grant is at the discretion of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust Board. 

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