He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme
The 2018 He Tupu Ōhanga: Commercial Advisors Scheme (CAS) application round is open – the submission period for proposals closes at noon, 12 November 2018.
The 2018 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 will be funded up to $60,000 to work with a Commercial Advisor for up to 18 months. A minimum of $1m will be available to be awarded.
The advisors offer professional business advice and mentoring as they work with collectives on business development projects aimed at realising the potential commercial value of the collective’s assets.
- Key dates
- Who is eligible for CAS funding?
- How to apply - call for proposals
- Questions and answers
- Key reference documents
28 September 2018
Submission period for proposals OPENS
Noon, 12 November 2018
Submission period for proposals CLOSES
Applications assessed by a panel
Funding decisions announced
1 February 2019
31 July 2020
Projects must be completed
The 2018 Commercial Advisors Scheme will be open to Māori collectives, including trusts, incorporations and post-settlement governance entities. Coalitions of collectives are also able to apply.
Refer to the 2018 Commercial Advisors Scheme eligibility chart to check if you are eligible.
The 2018 Call for Proposals document 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 to complement the Call for Proposals document.
Approved Commercial Advisors
All Commercial Advisors working with Māori collectives through the scheme must be approved by MBIE.
Commercial Advisors reference check
This form will need to be completed to request the services of a non-approved Commercial Advisor in your online application.
He kai kei aku ringa reference booklet
This booklet explains the five Pou – Employment, Rangatahi, Enterprise, Regions and Education.
Sample funding agreement
Successful applicants will enter a funding agreement with MBIE – this sample document is the form the agreement will take.