Rangatahi wanted to join funding rōpū
We are looking for new participants to join our funding rōpū
Is that you? Apply today!
Applications are now open to join the Rangatahi Māori Fund rōpū in Waihōpai / Motupōhue. Applications close 30 June 2023.
There is no previous skills required. We are looking for members aged 14 – 20 who are passionate about te ao Māori and positive outcomes for rangatahi in Murihiku. We value the ability to listen, participate and contribute to funding decisions with an open mind. Application information is below.
What is the Rangatahi Māori Fund?
The Rangatahi Māori fund is a part of Te Rourou’s work to support Māori aspirations, develop capacity and capability within the region and honour and value the expertise held by rangatahi Māori.
Young people have a unique perspective on their community, understand the challenges they face and are deeply invested in creating a positive future. Te Rourou has established a Rangatahi Māori Fund in partnership with Community Trust South, ILT Foundation and Clare Foundation to provide a group of rangatahi Māori with the opportunity to decide where funding should go. We believe rangatahi Māori are best placed to understand their own needs for support and cultural connection.
What has the rōpū done so far?
The rōpū were formed in 2022 and to date have given out approximately $260,000 across a range of organisations that fit their criteria of allowing rangatahi to connect with culture. Some examples of things they have funded include:
- Mau rakau programme in secondary schools across the rohe
- Investing in developing Māori sports opportunities
- Supporting rangatahi to connect with their whakapapa
- Wananga for rangatahi who have experienced sexual harm
- Microcredential workshops to empower rangatahi grounded in te ao Māori
- Wananga to promote te ao Māori based education programmes outside the classroom
- Programme to support Māori and Pasifika students to succed in sports
- Supporting local players to compete in Māori league national tournament
- Rangatahi Zone event for 2023
What is involved with being in the rōpū?
Meeting regularly throughout the year to develop skills and make funding decisions. This can involve evenings and weekend days. Roughly meeting twice every six weeks. Some of our orginial members are still on the panel and will act as tuakana to support new members.
You will learn and develop skills and concepts that surround funding including community wellbeing, applications, policies, criteria and accountability.
Who can apply?
There is no previous skills required. We are looking for members aged 14 – 20 who are passionate about te ao Māori and positive outcomes for rangatahi in Murihiku. We value the ability to listen, participate and contribute to funding decisions with an open mind.
How to apply
To apply to join the rōpū, please email Mandy.email@example.com by 30th June 2023
You are welcome to apply in any format and can include photos, videos, CV or anything else you would like to include. Please ensure you tell us:
- Phone number and/or email address
- Any iwi affiliations
- Why you would love to join this rōpū
Please note all decisions will be made by the currrent rangatahi rōpū