2011 Guidelines for Ma Te Reo funding

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					            2011 Guidelines for Mā te Reo funding
Mā te Reo is administered by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and provides financial support for community-originated
projects that increase language use, proficiency and strengthen the ability of communities’ to lead language regeneration.
WHO CAN APPLY                                                 WHO CANNOT APPLY
 Iwi, hapū, marae, whānau, Māori organisations and           Funding is not available to government agencies or academic
    individuals.                                              institutions, or to individuals, groups or institutions that
 If the amount requested is greater than $10,000.00          already receive regular programme funding directly or
    (includes GST) then the applicant must be a legal entity indirectly from Government.
    (If you apply for more than $10,000.00 (includes GST)
    and you are not a legal entity your application will be         Kohanga Reo/Puna Reo/Kura
    declined).                                                      Private Training Establishments
 If the amount is less than $10,000.00 (includes GST)
    and the organisation is not a legal entity then the
    applicant must be an individual.
LEGAL ENTITY                                                              GENERIC APPLICATION
Legal entities eligible to apply are:
     Ahu Whenua Trust                                                    This is a generic application form for the different
     Cooperative Society Ltd                                             language categories funded by Mā te Reo. Those
     Charitable Trust                                                    categories are:
      Discretionary Family Trust
      Incorporated Society                                              1) Language Planning
      Limited Liability Company                                         2) Language Resources
      Māori Committee
                                                                         3) Events/Promotions
                                                                         4) Wānanga Reo*
      Māori Trust Board
                                                                         5) Kura Reo ā-Iwi
      Māori District Committee
      Marae Entity
                                                              Refer to page 2 for a full description of each category
      Ture Whenua Trust
      Whānau Trust (Māori Land Court)                        * Wānanga Reo includes Language Programme & Classes
      Whenua Tōpu Trust
      Individual entity
CLOSING DATES             Late applications will not be accepted
 7/10/2011                Funding round closes at 5.00pm (hard copy and online applications*)
 23/12/2011               Applicants advised of decisions

* Hard Copy applications are those that have not been submitted through the Mā te Reo website e.g. applications that
  are written, typed, faxed, posted, e-mailed, couriered or hand delivered.

* Online applications are those that have been submitted directly into the Mā te Reo website
  e.g. you log onto the site and answer the questions as they appear on your computer screen.
 Your application will be assessed against five criteria that are described in sections 2 – 6 of this application form. If you
 have any questions about the criteria contact us immediately.

This category focuses on the development of a Māori language plan for iwi, hapū, marae, whānau or the local community.
The plan will:
 include a stock take/survey of target groups language ability;
 be based on a series of consultation hui with the target group;
 include long and short term goals with objectives and targets that can be measured;
 include an action plan detailing what needs to happen to achieve those targets and goals;
 include a process for implementing and monitoring progress.

Go to to download the two language planning resources:
 Kia Ora ai te Reo Māori – Planning for Māori Language Regeneration
 Te Reo Māori i Tō Hapori – Community Māori Language Profiles

LANGUAGE RESOURCES                                          WĀNANGA REO
These projects focus on the development and                 Wānanga Reo projects are community, and usually marae based
distribution (free-of-charge or at low cost) of language    (i.e. noho marae). These projects:
resources such as books, games, puzzles, videos/cds/         must be facilitated in an immersion or bilingual teaching
dvds, etc. These resources must be developed for the               environment;
home, marae or community and not for schools. These          may be for any language level;
resources:                                                   may be one-off or a series;
 must identify a need;                                      may range from one day through to a weekend wānanga;
 may be targeted at any language level;                     may be delivered in a ‘block’ or ‘blocks’;
 may support promotion of local stories and dialects;       may be focused on a specific language kaupapa (e.g.
 must demonstrate a level of community                            karanga, whaikōrero etc); and
     engagement;                                             may be a number of classes delivered over a defined period
 must not be produced primarily for commercial                    with predetermined content.
 must be trialed at the prototype stage with the           If you intend using the Te Ataarangi programme then one
     target user group;                                     reference must come from Te Komiti Matua o Te Ataarangi and a
                                                            Te Ataarangi kaiako must be used.

EVENTS/PROMOTIONS                                           KURA REO Ā-IWI
These are reo Māori concerts, festivals, games night,       These are iwi based total immersion reo Māori wānanga
speech competitions, Māori language club activities.        targeting intermediate to proficient speakers of te reo Māori.

They focus on increasing Māori language speaking            The programme should be designed around local histories that
domains and opportunities to use te reo Māori. These        will strengthen traditional domains such as whaikōrero and
projects:                                                   karanga of that iwi or region. A minimum of one week in
 must be delivered in a total immersion or bilingual       duration.
 must not be held primarily for commercial gain
Email:        Toll free:   0800 628 373 (0800 Mā te Reo)
Landline: 04 471 0244                     Fax:         04 471 2768
Post:     Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori   Physical:    Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
          PO Box 411                                   Level 14, Investment Centre
          Wellington, 6140                             Cnr Featherston & Ballance Streets
                                                       Wellington, 6140

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