Waikato-Tainui marae are and will always be the lifeblood of our iwi.

Poukai Grants

Poukai Grants are available to assist marae who hold poukai events and activities every year.

For a grants form, please email Grants Officer Jackie Haggie at jackieh@tainui.co.nz

Marae Facilities Fund

Marae facilities grants are available for the construction, maintenance and/or upgrade of main marae facilities such as wharenui, wharekai and wharepaku. Applications may be considered for other facilities such as paepae shelters, flagpoles, car parking areas, lighting etc. However, please be aware applications for these facilities will be considered a lower priority than applications for main marae buildings.

For more information call 0800 TAINUI (within NZ) or email jackieh@tainui.co.nz.

Grant Criteria

Applications will only be considered from the 69 registered Waikato-Tainui raupatu marae. The amount of funding granted is at the discretion of Te Arataura and will depend on the available funds and the number of applications being considered in any one year. The maximum level of funding allocation available to any one marae under the Marae Facilities Fund, is $500,000 Marae must provide evidence of successful external funding to ensure completion of the project prior to applying for a Marae Facilities Grant. To apply for wharenui, wharekai and wharepaku facilities projects, you must:

  1. Provide evidence that the project complies with requirements for disabled access
  2. Provide evidence  that the application is supported by the Marae Trustees, e.g. minutes from a marae meeting and or a letter signed by the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer
  3. Ensure all necessary building resource consents are in place prior to submitting your application
  4. Ensure applications for projects over $50,000 are managed, or supported, by a qualified project manager
  5. Provide a 10-year building maintenance plan as part of the project plan
  6. Provide evidence  that the application is supported by the Marae Trustees, e.g. minutes from a marae meeting and /or a letter signed by the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer
  7. Ensure all necessary building resource consents are in place prior to submitting your application
  8. Ensure applications for projects over $50,000 are managed, or supported, by a qualified project manager
  9. Provide a 10-year building maintenance plan as part of the project plan

Important to note

  • Only marae with legal title to marae buildings and land may apply for funds. In order to preserve the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust’s charitable status, marae being considered for this fund must be set aside as a Maaori reservation
  • The fund must be expended within 12 months of the date of grant approval
  • An accountability report must be submitted following completion of the project, or when the fund is fully expended, or 12 months following approval of the fund – whichever comes first
  • The fund can only be used for the purposes it was approved, and may be subject to conditions stipulated by Te Arataura
  • All marae who receive this fund, will be required to consider the Waikato-Tainui Marae Insurance Package
  • All marae who receive this fund, will be required to participate in marae development training delivered by the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust, specifically relating to health and safety, and building compliance
  • The Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust reserves the right to use fund recipient details for publicity and promotion purposes