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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

Applications for Digital Device are now closed. If you have already applied, you will be able to collect the 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 within a month of application.

  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

Early Childhood (Pēpi, 0-5 years).

Grant & Scholarship Information

Early Childhood (Pēpi, 0-5 years)

Investing in the first 1000 days of pēpi is the most important time to provide them with the best start to their lifelong journey. Early learning helps children to be confident and curious about the world. Children who are involved in quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) benefit in many ways. These benefits flow onto their whānau and the wider community.

Our priority is to support pēpi who are and participating in early learning environments with an emphasis in Te Reo Māori.

DescriptionAmountOverview
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Education GrantUp to $300.00This is to provide financial assistance to support pēpi in early childhood learning. To be eligible the child will need to be enrolled with an early childhood centre.
Water Sport SubsidyUp to $300.00 per yearFormerly the Swimming Subsidy, this subsidy is to support pēpi who are involved in water sports.

Invoices, receipt or a document of ‘fees to be paid’ need to be supplied upon application.

One application will be processed per year for each eligible hapū member.
Application coming in March 2020.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Primary (Tamariki, 5-12 years).

Grant & Scholarship Information

Primary (Tamariki, 5-12 years)

Character definition and building an understanding about the world is the primary focus for our tamariki. We are focussed on supporting an enhancing their learning journey through various grants, scholarships and programmes. To prepare our tamariki for the future world, we are making the accessibility to STEAM related workshops, camps and tutoring easier for whānau.

DescriptionAmountOverview
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Education Grant $300.00 per yearThis grant provides financial assistance for primary and intermediate study.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Maori Medium (Primary) Scholarship$100.00 per yearThis scholarship is awarded to all primary students enrolled in a Māori-Medium learning institution.

The scholarship value will be added on to your education grant.
Tutoring and STEAM Subsidy$1,000.00 per yearThe Tutoring and STEAM subsidy supports students who are accessing extra assistance with numeracy, literacy and STEAM – STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Water Sport SubsidyUp to $300.00 per yearFormerly the Swimming Subsidy, this subsidy is to support tamariki who are involved in water sports.

Invoices, receipts or a document of ‘fees to be paid’ need to be supplied upon application.

One application will be processed per year for each eligible hapū member.

Application coming in March 2020.
Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Scholarship50% Fees paid per yearBaradene 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/

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Secondary (Taiohi, 13-18 years).

Grant & Scholarship Information

Secondary (Taiohi, 13-18 years)

Recognising the transitions through education for taiohi and supporting them through these transitions is important to their success. We are committed to providing increased access to education and learning, and incentivising success.

Grant TypeAmountOverview
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Education Grant$300.00 per year This is to provide financial assistance to support secondary study.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Maori Medium (Primary) Scholarship$100.00 per yearThis scholarship is awarded to all secondary students enrolled in a Māori-Medium learning institution. The scholarship value will be added on to your education grant.
NCEA RewardUp to $700.00Rewarding the success of our NCEA students.

For more information, go here:
http://bit.ly/NCEARewardsInfo
Tutoring and STEAM Subsidy$1,000.00 per yearThe Tutoring and STEAM subsidy supports students who are accessing extra assistance with numeracy, literacy and STEAM – STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Water Sport SubsidyUp to $300.00 per yearFormerly the Swimming Subsidy, this subsidy is to support taiohi who are involved in water sports.

Invoices, receipts or a document of ‘fees to be paid’ need to be supplied upon application.

One application will be processed per year for each eligible hapū member.

Application coming in March 2020.
Sports GrantUp to $500.00The Sports grant is provided by the Trust Board to help support high performing sportspersons.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.

Tertiary (Pakeke, 19+).

Grant & Scholarships Information

Tertiary (Pakeke, 19+)

Access to career building opportunities and education development is a key component to building the foundations of home. To ensure our hapū members skills are keeping up with the quickly changing world, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is focussed on building the knowledge levels in seven growth areas that are listed below.

DescriptionAmountOverview
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Tertiary GrantUp to $6,000.00 This is to provide financial assistance to support tertiary study.

Grant values:
•Certificate/Diploma/Vocational/Leadership – up to $500.00
•Bachelors Degree – up to $1,500.00
•Post-Graduate – up to $2,000.00
•Masters – up to $4,000.00
•Doctoral Degree – up to $6,000.00

If you are not a full-time student, your grant will be pro-rata.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Tertiary ScholarshipsUp to $3,000.00A scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the following Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei growth areas for a Certificate/Diploma, Bachelors, Post-Graduate, Masters:

•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 Degree Growth Areas are as follows:
•Māori Health and Wellbeing including Mental Health
•Māori Education
•Māori Culture,
Language and Identity

A requirement of the scholarship is that you attend one of the following events throughout the year and complete a survey:
•Education Summit
•Tertiary Dinner
•A Volunteer Day

Please note: Any recipient who does not attend any of the events stipulated will not be eligible for the scholarship in 2021.

Scholarship values are as follows:
Certificate/Diploma $1,000.00
Bachelors $1,500.00
Post-Graduate $1,500.00
Masters $2,000.00
Doctoral Degree $3,000.00

If you are not a full-time student, your scholarship will be pro-rata. This value will be added to your Education Grant.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reo ScholarshipUp to $5,000.00 per yearThis Scholarship provides financial assistance for Year 1-3 students who are enrolled into Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa.
One scholarship is awarded per year.
University of Auckland ScholarshipUp to $3,500.00Students studying the Bachelor of Arts degree or a Conjoint with Arts will be eligible to apply for this Scholarship through the university. Students must have a B+ Grade average. The University of Auckland offers 5 Scholarships per year.

For more information about the scholarship, go to:http://bit.ly/UoAArtsScholarship
Victoria University – Taihonoa Scholarship50% Fees PaidThe Victoria University Scholarship pays 50% of course fees per year for students who are enrolled into a course at Victoria University.

For more information about Victoria University, go to: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Scholarship1 Year Fees PaidThe Whitecliffe School of Arts and Design Scholarship assists with the fees for one year for one student enrolled in a full-time course.

For more information about Whitecliffe, go to: http://bit.ly/Whitecliffe
AUT Partnership Scholarship1 Year Fees PaidAn award of $6,500 to support full-time study in a degree programme at AUT for one year of study.

For more information about AUT, go to:
http://bit.ly/AUTScholarship
MindLab Human Potential ScholarshipFull Course Fees coveredUp to four scholarship awarded for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy. This scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are passionate about the digital economy and its effect on the continuously changing world.

All successful applicants will meet the eligibility criteria and will show the ability to commit to the programme.

For more information about the programme, go to:
http://bit.ly/PGCertMindLab
Water Sport SubsidyUp to $300.00 per yearFormerly the Swimming Subsidy, this subsidy is to support pakeke who are involved in water sports.

Invoices, receipts or a document of ‘fees to be paid’ need to be supplied upon application.

One application will be processed per year for each eligible hapū member.
Application coming in March 2020.
Sports GrantUp to $500.00The Sports grant is provided by the Trust Board to help support high performing sportspersons. For 12+ y/o.
Natural Disaster GrantUp to $1,000.00This grant is to help with recovery of damage caused by a natural disaster. For 0-99+ y/o.

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. 

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.
Natural Disaster Grant0-99+ y/oUp to $1,000.00This grant is to help with recovery of damage caused by a natural disaster.

Visit your Whānau Portal for more info and to apply.