Funding information for applicants

The Crown makes a contribution to the costs of iwi, hapū or whānau groups who are progressing an application under te Takutai Moana Act 2011 and the Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Act 2019.

The purpose of this funding is to assist with application costs including:

  • Gathering of evidence
  • Preparation of submissions
  • Obtaining legal advice
  • Project management support

Different levels of funding are available depending on which pathway you are progressing your application through.

To access funding:

  1. First apply for an upper funding limit, which determines the total amount of funding available to you.
  2. Once you have an upper funding limit, you can apply to have your application costs reimbursed.

Below is a set of guidelines explaining the funding available for different purposes under the scheme, a set of matrices showing the upper funding limits available under each application pathway, and some templates to help you when making an application for an upper funding limit or a request for reimbursement.

If you have any questions about funding for your application, you can email us at fundingtakutai@tearawhiti.govt.nz or call us on 0800 866 222.

 

Section One: Funding Guidelines

Document Description
Crown Engagement Funding Guidelines Specific funding information for applicants progressing through the Crown engagement pathway.
High Court Funding Guidelines Specific funding information for applicants progressing through the High Court pathway, including funding for appeals and interested parties.

 

Section Two: Funding Matrices

Document Description
Crown engagement: funding matrix

Matrix showing the levels of funding available for applicants progressing through the Crown engagement pathway, and the milestones tied to that funding.

Crown engagement: overlapping interests funding matrix Matrix showing the levels of funding available for resolving overlapping interests.
High Court: funding matrix

Matrix showing the levels of funding available for applicants progressing through the Crown engagement pathway, and the milestones tied to that funding.

High Court: appeals funding matrix Matrix showing the levels of funding available for appealing a High Court decision.
High Court: overlapping interests funding matrix Matrix showing the levels of funding available for overlapping interests.

 

Section Three: Forms and Templates

Document Description
Sample timesheet for reimbursements

Example of a timesheet you can fill out when seeking reimbursement for work carried out by parties such as lawyers, project managers and historians.

High Court: Sample budget template Example of a High Court budget template you can fill out to help demonstrate your expected costs to our funding team.
Crown engagement: Sample budget template

Example of a Crown engagement budget template you can fill out to help demonstrate your expected costs to our funding team.

Sample summary of costs template Example of a summary of costs template you can fill out to help show supporting information when you are requesting a reimbursement.
3rd party authorisation letter template Use this letter template when authorising a third party to receive funding on your behalf.
Request for reimbursement letter template Use this letter template when requesting a reimbursement.
Self-assessment complexity form Use this form to assess the complexity of your application when you are applying for an upper funding limit.
Moving funding between milestones form Use this form to apply to bring forward underspends in a completed milestone to your current milestone.
Moving funding within a milestone form Use this form to apply to move funding to different tasks within the same milestone.