He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme
He Tupu Ōhanga: The Commercial Advisors' Scheme is funded through Te Pūnaha Hiringa Māori Innovation Fund. It enables Māori collectives to work with a commercial advisor for up to 18 months.
The Commerical Advisors Scheme
The He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme (CAS) is funded through Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund and supports initiatives that contribute towards achieving the goals and priorities in He kai kei aku ringa.
Successful Māori collectives are funded up to $60,000 to work with a commercial advisor for up to 18 months. A minimum of $1m is available to be awarded.
The commercial advisors offer professional business advice and mentoring to collectives that are working on business development projects aimed at realising the commercial value of their assets.
The 2018 funding round
The 2018 He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme (CAS) application round closed on 12 November 2018.
28 September 2018
Submission period for proposals opened
Noon, 12 November 2018
Submission period for proposals closed
Applications assessed by a panel
Funding decisions announced
1 February 2019
31 July 2020
Projects must be completed
Who is eligible for CAS funding?
CAS is open to Māori collectives, including trusts, incorporations and post-settlement governance entities. Coalitions of collectives are also able to apply.
Refer to the eligibility document below to check your eligibility:
How to apply
The 2018 Call for Proposals document below provides important information on:
- the purpose of He Tupu Ōhanga
- the application and assessment process
- preparing and submitting your funding application.
A list of questions and answers are available to complement the Call for Proposals document:
Approved Commercial Advisors 2018 [PDF, 402 KB]: We must approve all commercial advisors working with Māori collectives through the scheme.
Commercial Advisors reference check form: [DOCX, 23 KB] this form must be completed to request the services of a non-approved commercial advisor in your online application.
He kai kei aku ringa reference booklet [PDF, 359 KB] explains the 5 Pou – Employment, Rangatahi, Enterprise, Regions and Education: He kai kei aku ringa reference booklet
Successful applicants will enter a funding agreement with us based on this sample funding agreement. [PDF, 321 KB]
2018 successful applicants
The following organisations were funded during the 2018 round of the He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme.
|Tawaroa Topu Trust||$60,000|
|Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Holdings Limited||$60,000|
|Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust||$30,000|
|Te Kahui o Taranaki Trust||$60,000|
|Te Kahui Maru Limited Partnership||$45,000|
|Whakamaru Maungaiti M3 No2||$15,000|
|Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura Limited||$60,000|
|Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust||$30,000|
|Te Arawa Primary Sector Incorporated||$60,000|
|Arahura Holding Limited||$30,000|
|Onuku Maori Lands Trust||$60,000|
|Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited||$35,000|
|Owhatiura South 5 Incorporation||$60,000|
|Te Hoiere Asset Holding Company||$60,000|
|Te Waka Pupuri Putea Trust||$60,000|
|Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua||$60,000|
|Tuhoe Tuawhenua Trust||$60,000|
|Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands Incorporated||$60,000|
|Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Trust Board||$45,000|
|Owhaoko A East & A1B Trust||$60,000|
|Te Awhina Marae o Motueka Society Incorporated||$25,000|
|Parengarenga A Incorporation T/A Parengarenga Inc||$20,000|
|Tapuika Iwi Authority Development Trust||$32,000|
|Waimarie o Whatitiri Marae Trust||$25,000|
|Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Limited||$60,000|
|Parengarenga A Incorporation T/A Parengarenga Inc||$60,000|
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