Kei te pou whakarae, tēnā rā koe. E kī ana te kōrero, he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia, tēnā tāua e whai nei kia whakatinana itērā whakaaro, e whakatū kāinga ka ora ā haere ake nei.

In line with the delivery of Te MAIHI o Te Whare Māori, we are very pleased to advise that He Taupua fund (the fund) opened on 4 August 2020 and closes at 5.00pm on 29 September 2020.

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kainga – the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is calling for applications from Whānau and Ahuwhenua Trusts, hapū, iwi, and registered Māori housing providers seeking support to strengthen their delivery of kaupapa Māori focussed initiatives and building capability to enhance their delivery.

What is He Taupua fund?

Me kaha te whai i te whakaaro Māori e puta ai ngā hua ki ngā hāpori Māori.   

Te MAIHI o te Whare Māori - the Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI) puts Māori at the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s housing narrative, acknowledges the history of Māori housing, and seeks to respond to these needs through kaupapa Māori approaches. 

He Taupua (the fund) will contribute to successful applications that seek to support the implementation of MAIHI by strengthening the delivery of kaupapa Māori approaches and building the capability of whānau and Ahuwhenua Trusts, hapū, iwi, and registered Māori housing providers.  

A total fund of $3 million is available for 2020/2021 (FYE 30 June 2021 to invest in initiatives that provide support to whānau facing housing insecurity and/or experiencing homelessness.  Applications for He Taupua funding will be up to a maximum of $500,000 (GST excl.).

Cabinet Paper: Te Maihi o te Whare Māori - the Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI) Framework for Action

Who can apply?

Mā tātau katoa e taupua ngā amo e tū ako te MAIHI - Collectively strengthening support to enable the delivery of MAIHI 

Applications from Whānau trusts, Ahuwhenua trusts, hapū, iwi, and registered Māori housing providers should clearly outline applicants’ ability to: 

  1. Engage and work collaboratively within their local Māori community;  
  2. Propose, develop and deliver options for whānau Māori across the housing continuum; and
  3. Provide support to whānau Māori experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness, and explain how improved housing outcomes that benefit them will be achieved. 

How to apply

You can find the application form and guidelines for completing your application on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development website. For further information or to answer any questions about your application, please email and we will respond within two working days.

Timeline for funding decisions is outlined below: 



4 August 2020  

Fund opens for applications  

29 September 2020   

Fund closes (8 weeks open)  

30 October 2020  

Funding decisions made   

December 2020  

Funding provided to applicants