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Grants & Scholarships

Kia rere arorangi te kāhu pōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike

To soar and fly to the highest heavens like the kāhu pōkere

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Grants & Scholarships

Grants are now open for 2020 via the Whānau Portal. Contact orakeied@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com if you need assistance with your Whānau Portal. 

2020 Grants Information.

Eligibility, How To Apply, Close dates & more

Contact

Īmera/Email: orakeied@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com
Waea/Phone: 0508 NWORAKEI / 0508 696 7253
Pukamata/Facebook

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive grants or resources from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, you must:

  • be a registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member
  • agree to participate in Whai Maia survey/questionnaires
  • meet specific criteria relating to the programmes, resources, services and/or grants (e.g. provide a verified bank account)

Hapū members can apply once a year to receive the grants, scholarships or resources. Access to programmes and services are dependent on the available capacity.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Hapū Registration

If you haven’t already registered as a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member, you must:

  • Complete a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū membership application form (online or hardcopy)
  • Attach all relevant documents as outlined in the application
    • If you are over 18 years of age: You must supply a full Birth Certificate and a photo ID (Drivers License or Passport)
    • If you are under 18 years of age: You must supply a full Birth Certificate

If you are not sure if you or your whānau members are registered, or you haven’t registered yet, click here. 

For questions, please contact our registrations team by email on register@nwo.iwi.nz

Update Your Details

If you have had a change in address, phone number and/or email,  please ensure you update your details. You can do this by completing an ‘Update Details Form’ online or by signing into your Whānau Portal.

To Apply for a Grant or Resources

The Whānau Portal is where you can apply for all your grants.  You can access the Whānau Portal by going to https://Grants.ngatiwhatuaorakei.com

Living Overseas

If you live overseas, you can still apply for a grant and/or resources. Grants will be paid in New Zealand dollar amounts. Resources will be sent to you.

Opening and Closing Dates

Grant Applications Open: 7 January 2020

 Grant Applications Close: 30 September 2020

Applications for 2020 will open on Tuesday 7th January 2020 and close 30th September 2020. To avoid being disappointed, please make sure to have your application in before the closing date.

 First Distribution – Saturday 1st February 2020

If you apply for a Digital Device by Friday 24th January 2020 you will be able to collect the grant or Digital Device at the Education Summit on Saturday 1st February 2020. The Education Summit will be held at the Ōrākei Primary School and will start at 10am.

Apply by Distributed on Collect at
24th January 2020 1st February 2020 Education Summit, Ōrākei Primary School

We will begin processing all other grants received after the Education Summit is completed. If all criteria is met, the application will be processed and paid to the nominated bank account within a month of application.

Click here for more information about the Education Summit.

Scholarship & Award Guidelines

The guidelines for receiving a Tertiary grant or scholarship and obligations of the recipient are outlined below.

  1. ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to receive Tertiary grants you must:

  • be a registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member
  • provide confirmation of enrolment into programme of study
  • provide previous year academic results or record of learning (and passed)
  • provide a verified bank account (or deposit slip)

If you are applying for a scholarship, you must also meet the provider requirements, e.g. provide ID, entry criteria.

  1. KOHA ATU – KOHA MAI

Koha Atu – Koha Mai is a way to strengthen the connection with our marae, whenua and wider whānau. It also enables us to deepen our gratitude for the incredible sacrifices our tūpuna made for us so that we might flourish.

Koha Atu – Koha Mai asks that recipients of grants and scholarships are engaging with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in meaningful ways. Your koha is your way to be able to ‘give-back’ and there are various ways you can do this, regardless of where you live. At a minimum, your koha would be:

  • to participate in Whai Maia surveys
  • to provide a copy of your end of year results

For whānau who live in Tāmaki or within reasonable distance, you koha would also be:

  • to attend the Education Summit in February
  • to attend the Graduation Dinner in August
  • attend the Annual General Meeting in November
  1. VALUE OF GRANT

The value of the grant and scholarship will depend on your enrolment status, i.e. part-time or full-time study. If you are studying part-time, the value of the grant will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. If you are studying full-time, you will receive the maximum amount of the grant value.

Part-time study means that you are enrolled in the minimum required number of courses within your chosen programme to be considered a part-time student.

In general, a person studying between 1 to 3 courses or 15 to 45 credits per semester will be classified as a part-time student. According to StudyLink’s criteria, fewer than 60 credits per semester or fewer than 105 credits per year is considered to be part-time study.

  1. PAYMENT OF GRANT

Grant payments will be made directly to your bank account.

For Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees, 50% of the base grant will be paid during each semester. If you are studying in a field where additional funding has been allocated (e.g. Engineering, Health, Science, etc), you will receive a further 50% of the additional funding on top of the base grant.

Payments are subject to the recipient successfully satisfying ongoing eligibility criteria as described in clause 1 above.

  1. DURATION

The duration of the grant or scholarship is over a calendar year. Applicants can only apply once per calendar year.

  1. PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL

If the recipient withdraws from their course/programme after the start of Semester 1 or 2, the scholarship or grant will not proceed.

  1. CEASING A GRANT OR SCHOLARSHIP

Whai Maia will cease a grant or scholarship if:

  • The recipient ceases to meet the eligibility criteria; or
  • The recipient breaches any regulations of the scholarship.
  • The recipient withdraws or has long absenteeism from the course or programme.

Koha Atu – Koha Mai (Reciprocity)

Koha Atu – Koha Mai (Reciprocity)

Koha Atu – Koha Mai is a way to strengthen the connection with our marae, whenua and wider whānau. It also enables us to deepen our gratitude for the incredible sacrifices our tūpuna made for us so that we might flourish.

Koha Atu – Koha Mai asks that recipients of programmes, grants, scholarships and/or resources are engaging with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in meaningful ways. Your koha is your way to be able to ‘give-back’.

We are a growing hapū with over 5,000 members and we will continue to grow. There will always be a need for us all to awhi (care), tautoko (support) and takoha (contribute) towards the wellbeing and longevity of our hapū.

Below are some suggestions for your koha to Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei.

Attending Kura Reo Wānanga Attend a reo māori wānanga throughout the year
History Learn about Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei history
Mentoring Mentoring a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei secondary school student
Research Researching Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as part of your studies
Share Stories Share stories on social media about how a grant/resources have helped you/your whānau
Surveys Participate in Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei surveys
Te Reo Māori Enrol into an online or face-to-face course to learn Te Reo Māori
Volunteering Volunteer to be a kaimahi at an event that is run by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Whakapapa Research and learn your whakapapa to Tuperiri
Working Bee Join in on Marae, Puna Reo or Whenua Rangatira working bee projects

There may be other ways you could koha to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, which we would love to know about – info@nwo.iwi.nz

Education Grants (0-18 yrs).

Education Grant Information

Education Grants (0-18 Years Old)

Below is a list of grants that whānau can apply for. There are new grants in 2020 that focus on growing skills within Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to ensure that we are ‘fit for the future’. The areas of growth include Te Reo Māori, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), Teaching, Digital Technology, Medicine and Health, Hospitality and Tourism and Professional Services.

The new grants have been highlighted with an asterix ‘*’. Modified grants have been highlighted with a double asterix ‘**’.

Grant Type Age$Overview
Education Grant0-18 y/o$300.00 per yearThe Education grant provides financial assistance for purchasing educational resources and/or contributing to fees.
Year 6-13 students have the option of receiving an education grant or a Chromebook (see Chromebook details in Resources below).
If you choose to apply for the Puna, Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa, Whare Kura, Rumaki Reo education grant or Digital Device grant (see below), you will not be eligible to receive the Back to School grant.
NCEA RewardsYear 10-13 StudentsUp to $450.00This grant is an acknowledgement of NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 achievements and will be distributed once results have been received.
*Puna and Kohanga Reo Education Grant0-2 y/oConditions ApplyThis grant is to provide financial assistance for pēpi enrolled in kaupapa Māori learning environments such as Puna Reo or Kohanga Reo. The grant is to help subsidise childcare fees and will be paid directly to the Puna or Kohanga.
If you choose to apply for the Back to School grant, you will not be eligible to receive the Puna and Kohanga Reo education grant.
Tutoring SubsidyYear 1-13 Students$300.00 per termThe Tutoring subsidy is to support students with additional numeracy and literacy, music or arts tuition.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Tertiary Grants (16+ Years Old).

Tertiary Grant Information

Tertiary Grants (16+ Years Old)

Below is a list of Tertiary grants that whānau can apply for.  There are new Tertiary grants in 2020 that focus on growing skills within Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to ensure that we are ‘fit for the future’. The areas of growth include Te Reo Māori, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), Teaching, Digital Technology, Medicine and Health, Hospitality and Tourism and Professional Services.

The new grants have been highlighted with an asterix ‘*’. Modified grants have been highlighted with a double asterix ‘**’

Grant TypeAge$Overview
**Certificate/Diploma (Level 1-5)16+ y/o$500.00This is to provide financial assistance to support Certificate or Diploma students with course related costs.
If you are studying in the following fields, an additional $1,000.00 will be contributed towards your studies:
- Engineering and/or Construction
- Sciences and/or Medicine
- Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media
- Professional Services (e.g. Business, Economics, Accounting, Law, Finance)
- Tourism and/or Hospitality
- Teaching
- Te Reo Māori
**Bachelors Degree 16+ y/o$1,500.00This is to provide financial assistance to support Bachelors Degree students with course related costs.
If you are studying in the following fields, an additional $1,500.00 will be contributed towards your studies:
- Engineering and/or Construction
- Sciences and/or Medicine
- Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media
- Professional Services
- Tourism and/or Hospitality
- Teaching
- Te Reo Māori
**Post-Graduate Certificate or Post-Graduate Diploma 18+ y/oUp to $2,000.00This is to provide financial assistance to support Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma students with educational related costs.
If you are studying in the following fields, a further $1,500.00 will be contributed towards your studies:
- Engineering and/or Construction
- Sciences and/or Medicine
- Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media
- Professional Services
- Tourism and/or Hospitality
- Teaching
- Te Reo Māori
**Doctoral Degree18+ y/o$6,000.00This is to provide financial assistance to support Doctoral Degree students with course related costs.
If your research is in the following fields, an additional $3,000.00 will be contributed towards your studies:
- Māori Health and Wellbeing (including Mental Health)
- Māori Education
- Māori Culture, Language and Identity
**Masters Degree18+ y/o$4,000.00This is to provide financial assistance to support Masters Degree students with course related costs.
If you are studying in the following fields, an additional $1,500.00 will be contributed towards your studies:
- Engineering and/or Construction
- Sciences and/or Medicine
- Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media
- Professional Services
- Tourism and/or Hospitality
- Teaching
- Te Reo Māori

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Scholarships (10+ Years Old).

Scholarships Information

Scholarships (10+ Years Old)

Below is a list of Scholarships that whānau can apply for. The new scholarships have been highlighted with an asterix ‘*’. Modified scholarships have been highlighted with a double asterix ‘**’.

Scholarship TypeAge$Overview
Baradene College of the Sacred Heart ScholarshipYear 7-13 StudentsUp to $2,200.00Baradene College of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic girls school based in Remuera, Auckland. Two Scholarships are offered annually to high achieving young girls.
For more information about Baradene College, go to:https://www.baradene.school.nz/
Auckland University Scholarship16+ y/oUp to $3,500.00Students studying the Bachelor of Arts degree will be eligible to apply for this Scholarship. Students must have a B+ Grade average. Auckland University offers 5 Scholarships.
*Te Wānanga Takiura Rumaki Reo Scholarship18+ y/oUp to $5,000.00This Scholarship provides financial assistance for Year 1-3 students enrolling into Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa.
Victoria University Wellington Scholarship16+ y/o50% Fees PaidThe Victoria University Wellington Scholarship pays for 50% of course fees for students studying a Bachelors or Masters degree at Victoria University.
For more information about Victoria University, go to: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Scholarship16+ y/o1 Year Fees PaidWhitecliffe College of Arts & Design offers courses and degrees across a range of arts and technology subjects, including Fashion and Web Development. The Scholarship will assist with fees for one year while studying.
For more information about Whitecliffe, go to: https://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz/

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Kaumātua.

Kaumātua Grant Information

Kaumātua Grant Information

Below is a list of Kaumātua grants that whānau can apply for. The new grants have been highlighted with an asterix ‘*’. Modified grants have been highlighted with a double asterix ‘**’

TypeAge$Overview
Kaumātua Grant65+ y/o$350.00The Kaumātua grant is in recognition of being a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei kaumātua who are 65+ years old.

Kaumātua Care Grant60+ y/oUp to $1,300.00The Kaumatua Care grant (previously Aged Care) is to help kaumatua with medical expenses, e.g. GP visits, prescriptions, specialist appointments. Cover depends on age. This is additional to nib Health Insurance Cover and has certain conditions.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Oranga Grants.

Oranga Grant Information

Oranga Grants

Below is a list of Oranga Grants that whānau can apply for. The new grants have been highlighted with an asterix ‘*’. Modified grants have been highlighted with a double asterix ‘**’

TypeAge$Overview
Natural Disaster Grant0-99+ y/oUp to $1,000.00This grant is to help with recovery of damage caused by a natural disaster.
*Vocational & Leadership Development Grant15+ y/oUp to $500.00The Vocational & Leadership Development grant provides financial assistance for developing your leadership and vocational skills (Amount dependent on cost of course).
Sports Grant12+ y/oUp to $500.00The Sports grant is provided by the Trust Board to help support high performing sportspersons.
Swimming GrantAll ages$70 per termThe Swimming grant is to help with swimming lessons and also encourages keeping active.
Toi Ora (nib Health Insurance)0-99+ y/oUp to $1,200.00A comprehensive health insurance policy for all hapū members to improve health and wellbeing. Includes coverage of specialists, GP, professional services and much more. The cost is directly paid to the health insurance company.
Toi Tupu0-99+ y/o$500.00A Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei iwi investment savings scheme that encourages whānau to save for a better future. Each year $500.00 is contributed towards a savings scheme for each member.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.