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Applying for funding or investment

Preparing a funding application

An overview of the possible steps involved in applying for support, funding, investment or a grant.

Check you're ready to seek funding

Before you apply, you need to make sure your Māori trust or incorporation is in order. 

Before you seek funding

Check the process

The application process is different for different funding providers. Some might want you to complete an online form, others might want a detailed proposal submitted. Some might have an annual deadline to apply before, others might accept applications throughout the year.

Check their requirements and make sure you follow what they ask for.

Search for funding opportunities

Our regional advisors can help you find the right options in your rohe.

Contact a regional advisor through your local Te Puni Kōkiri office

Gather the documents

Once you know what the funding provider requires, gather the information they need. 

Keep copies of everything you provide in an application. This will make it easier if you need to reapply, or if you need to provide similar information for a different funding application.

Submit the application

Once you've submitted the application, there will be a waiting period while the provider assesses your application to see if it meets their criteria.

They'll let you know whether or not it's been successful, and if it has you may need to negotiate the details of the agreement before signing a contract.

Funding through the Provincial Growth Fund and the Whenua Māori Fund