He Taupua Fund

He Taupua Fund works to strengthen Māori organisations’ capability to deliver kaupapa Māori focused housing initiatives on their whenua 

The types of projects that may be funded through He Taupua include:  

  • preparation of a housing strategy, business case or feasibility study to support a housing development  
  • strengthening internal capability to be ready to deliver housing supply  
  • project management, facilitation and/or co-ordination to support a housing supply initiative 
  • undertaking a whānau needs assessment to determine housing demand and need.  

Who can apply 

Organisations applying for funding through He Taupua must meet the following criteria:  

  • The applicant is an iwi, hapū or Māori entity.  
  • The applicant demonstrates strength in kaupapa Māori approaches or service delivery models that: 
    • engage and work collaboratively to meet the housing needs within their local Māori community 
    • develop and deliver options and solutions for whānau Māori across the housing continuum  
    • are connected to viable build opportunities on land (either Māori freehold land or general titled land) owned by a Māori entity,  
    • provide support to whānau Māori experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity to achieve improved housing outcomes.

Projects funded through He Taupua

Provider Project  Grant Amount
Visions of a Helping Hand Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $100,000
Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue - Housing First Rotorua Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $100,000
He Korowai Trust  Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $200,000
Kāhui Tū Kaha Limited Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $200,000
Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Poneke Community Services Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $200,000
Matawhaanui Trust  Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $100,000
K3 Development Limited Partnership Increase capability to deliver the Whakatū Whare - Building Homes project; to appoint an FTE and engage consultants to complete technical design reports including research on Māori housing aspirations for whānau. $150,000
Kāhui Tū Kaha Limited - Te Koi Ora Engagement with an FTE Training and Development Manager and organising three hui for service providers focused on improving Kaupapa Māori homelessness services. $127,000
Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust Increase capability to deliver the ‘Kāinga Rua’ programme, to engage personnel to provide onsite management and/cultural support; and to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of Kāinga Rua to build Kāinga Ora – well whānau.  $200,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara of Fordlands Incorporated Appointment of two full-time FTEs: Housing Strategist to develop the housing strategy and Housing Co-ordinator to work in partnership with Kāinga Ora and others to create generational change through healthy, affordable and stable Housing. $140,000
Kokohinau Papakāinga Trust Appointment of two FTEs to build the capability of the Property Manager for the Kokohinau Papakāinga; and engagement of governance consultants to deliver Trust governance training and complete a full governance structure review. $57,984
Makaurau Marae Māori Trust Development of a Ngāti Te Ahiwaru Housing Strategy.  Appointment of a hapū/community lead project manager and project team (and expert advisors as required). $208,000
The Proprietors of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks  Research project into whānau housing needs involving the appointment of 2-3 employees to engage with whānau and consultants/contractors to assist with surveying, data analysis, and report writing. $122,720
The Proprietors of Matauri X Incorporation  Strengthening the operational capacity of the organisation through FTEs to support its operational management, commercial, governance, strategic planning, funding and administration functions. $165,000
Matekuare Whānau Trust  Appointment of seven part-time personnel for one year to build the capability to address homelessness issues within Te Matekuare community. Engagement of consultants for report writing on the Tawhitiwhiti Papakāinga Te Whaiti development; and funding to hold wananga. $120,000
Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki Whenua Limited Appointment of a specialist housing project/programme manager and consultants/kaupapa Māori researchers to establish a baseline of housing/needs analysis and aspirations for Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Iwi. $202,000
Raukawa Settlement Trust Limited The engagement of contractors and consultants to deliver an Iwi-Led Collective Housing Programme focusing on kaupapa Māori approaches to deliver holistic community housing developments and support solutions tailored to whānau. $130,000
Te Roopu Awhina Ki Porirua Trust Appointment of FTEs to increase the provider's capability to work with stakeholders and partners to address homelessness and overcrowding in the Porirua area.  The new FTEs will provide project management support, research analysis/ design and data collection. $145,000
Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust Increase provider capability through FTE resource to support:
(a) development of the Korowai Manaaki Housing Strategy, policies and procedures that will inform a Kaupapa Māori wrap-around model of culturally responsive best practices; and
(b) development of a Progressive Home Ownership Toolkit resource for Māori Providers which will include a Kaupapa Māori approach.
Te Tūinga Whānau Support Services Trust Increasing capability to deliver the Te Moemoea Programme to support whānau requiring immediate accommodation (emergency, transitional, Kāinga Ora/CHP rentals) and those who want to purchase their own homes, through the engagement of FTEs to deliver Te Moemoea Programme and provider cultural liaison expertise.  $155,000
Te Whānau O Waiparerira Trust Increasing the provider's ability to respond to both short and medium-term housing need in the community, in line with the Whānau Ora initiative work, through the appointment of additional FTEs. $175,000
Te Whāriki Manawahine o Hauraki Incorporated Strengthening the capability of the organisation to develop housing solutions for wāhine and their whānau through additional FTEs to support project management and the development of a housing strategy.  $255,000
Tupoho Investments Limited Lift the provider's capability through an additional FTE to progress Tūpoho Housing Pathway development initiatives as part of Tūpoho: Toi  Tū Te Kāinga (which includes transitional, social, kaumātua and papakāinga housing).    $172,500
Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust Build the provider's capability to implement three pilot programmes in the Tūwharetoa Kāinga Strategy through the appointment of an FTE to provide advice and advocacy; and facilitate repairs, maintenance and residential builds. $150,000
WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust Increase the provider's capability to partner with Awhina Services and Waka Wakamua Trust, to implement the Nāku Kāinga project.  This will draw on collective impact and collaborative leadership to progress aspirations to build, buy and manage 100 whare in Rotorua and 90 in Tauranga to assist with the response to homelessness. $156,800
Tūpoho-Iwi and Community Social Services  Support to attend to homelessness and housing insecurity due to COVID-19. $105,500

Published: December 22, 2021