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2011 Mā te Reo Funding Round opens

9 August 2011

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2011 Mā te Reo Funding Round opens

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori hope to support the establishment of more iwi based kura reo, wānanga reo, Māori language resources, language planning and Māori langauge events through a further Mā te Reo round of funding.

"Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori has secured funding to support two further funding rounds, the first of these will open at the end of this month“, says Glenis Philip-Barbara, Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Mā te Reo is a community based funding programme established by government in 2001 to support projects, programmes and activites that contribute to local level Māori language regeneration.

The fund is administered on behalf of government by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, who distributes $1.8 million annually in the form of conditional grants to iwi, hapū, whānau, Māori organisations and individuals.

The 2011 funding round opens on Monday 29 March 2011, and closes on Friday 7 October 2011.

"We encourage iwi and hapū as well as other providers and organisations to collaborate and work together in the development of their applications. This will ensure strategic and targeted distribution of funding across regions“, says Glenis Philip-Barbara.

For more information visit or contact the Mā te Reo team on 0800 MA TE REO.


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