2021 Support for iwi on COVID-19

Te Arawhiti is administering $1 million of funding to support iwi with communications, response plans and vaccination support in response to COVID-19.

On 1 September 2021, the Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, announced a $1 million targeted funding pool, to support iwi-led response planning, communications outreach and support for vaccine uptake.

You can read the press release Government increases whānau support for COVID-19 response (external link)

This funding is limited to supporting recognised and representative iwi groups, including:

  • Post-Settlement Government Entities
  • Mandated Iwi Organisations
  • Settlement Negotiations Mandated Entities, and
  • Other representative groups who have not yet entered into Treaty negotiations.

Applications can be made by downloading and completing the application form.

For further information on making an application you can download our guidance on making an application.

Return your completed application form to us by email: IwiResponsePlan@tearawhiti.govt.nz.

Te Arawhiti is available to assist iwi and connect you with agencies who are delivering other initiatives to support Māori and communities through COVID-19.

You can also access information about the work relevant agencies are doing on our other useful information page or you can contact us by email: IwiResponsePlan@tearawhiti.govt.nz.