Cultural Infrastructure and Capability looks at support across the State Sector for marae communities, marae heritage, mātauranga Māori and marae usage.

Department of Internal Affairs

Te Puni Kōkiri and the Department of Internal Affairs and are working together to develop a new approach to support marae to achieve their development aspirations.

The new fund name is Oranga Marae and the purpose of this fund is to contribute to the cultural and physical revitalisation of marae as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.

Oranga Marae will enable marae to access funding from both Te Puni Kōkiri and Lottery sources through one process. Marae will be supported through the new process with engagement from regional advisors.

More information will be available when the fund is announced.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage's Cultural Funding Guide is an online database designed to make sources of funding for arts, cultural and heritage activities easy to find. You will find funding sources for individuals, groups and organisations, as well as potential sponsors.

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand invests in artists and arts organisations through a number of programmes:

  • Toi Ake is a funding initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori. Toi Ake is offered twice a year and the closing dates for 2014 are 28 February and 5 September.
  • The Tohunga/Tukunga initiative supports the preservation and transmission of traditional Ngā Toi Māori knowledge and practice, by funding mentoring relationships between Tohunga and Tukunga. The aim is to enable Māori communities to support tohunga within communities to pass on cultural traditions and artistry.

Department of Conservation

The Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund is a contestable fund supporting hapū/iwi initiatives to retain and promote traditional Māori knowledge and its use in biodiversity management. 

Ngā Whenua Rāhui is a contestable Ministerial fund established in 1991 to provide funding for the protection of indigenous ecosystems on Māori land. Its scope covers the full range of natural diversity originally present in the landscape.

Archives New Zealand

The Recordkeeping Capability team at Archives NZ is responsible for promoting the importance of archives across New Zealand, providing archival training, advice and support to empower communities to manage and care for their archives/tāonga.

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