Funding to provide whānau with platform to create opportunities out of Covid-19

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Whānau Ora’s commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has released a new funding programme for the South Island regions to help with pandemic recovery progress.

The Pouārahi for Wave 13, Helen Leahy.

The Pouārahi for Wave 13, Helen Leahy.
Photo: Supplied / Helen Leahy

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu represents a legal partnership of the nine iwi of the South Island.

The programme, Wave 13, wants to provide funding to whānau and communities to help create new opportunities and projects which are whānau-centred, intergenerational, self-determining and provide direct impact.

The Wave rounds run by Whānau Ora’s South Island agency give access to Whānau Ora investments through an open tender.

The Pouārahi for Wave 13, Helen Leahy said the funding would provide whānau with a platform to create opportunities out of the challenges we all experienced last year due to Covid-19.

“We know that the most creative and effective solutions to those challenges can be found amongst our whānau and communities, and we want to help bring them to life.”

There is also hope that the Wave funding will not only assist whānau financially and provide resources but that the outcomes of Whānau Ora will be met as well.

Whānau Ora is encouraging those living in Te Waipounamu, including areas such as Rekohu/Wharekauri and Rakiura to apply.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu will be hosting a series of workshops throughout the South Island between 14 and 21 January to help whānau complete the application process. Visit the [www.teputahitanga.org website] for more information.

Applications for Wave 13 are now open and close at noon on 29 January.

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