2021 Support for iwi on COVID-19

Te Arawhiti Funding to support Iwi with their COVID-19 Response Plans has been fully disbursed. Applications are now closed.

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.

Applications for funding closed at 11.59pm on Sunday 3 October 2021.

The funding was limited to supporting recognised and representative iwi groups, including:

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

Te Arawhiti remains available to assist iwi and connect you with agencies who are delivering other initiatives to support Māori and communities through COVID-19. You can access information about the work relevant agencies are doing on our other useful information page.