What We Fund Ngā Mea e Utua e Mātau

The difference your project makes in the community

In line with our purpose of being a catalyst for building of strong, connected, healthy, happy and prosperous communities, we focus our funding in four key areas of Learn, Support, Connect and Participate.

You can find our funding priorities and criteria under each of these funding areas.


We place importance on the great start in life provided by quality education, post school learning and the need to support people as they move through different life stages.

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At times, people need support to overcome challenges, build self-reliance and resilience, and for some people long-term support is needed.

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Healthy communities have opportunities for people to interact, form relationships and share experiences.

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Taking part in sport and recreation, cultural activities, or improving the environment, can help people to lead full and happy lives.

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