Application and assessment – Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Application and assessment – Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Last updated 26 July 2023
Last updated 26 July 2023

Applications for the Fund in 2024 are open from 21 August to 29 September 2023.

The Fund is initiative-based “Off-Plan funding”, providing additional support for providers to deliver te reo Māori courses. It is not intended to support or subsidise business-as-usual delivery, as it aims to support growth.

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

How to apply

To apply, eligible tertiary education organisations (TEOs) need to complete the proposal template.

The template contains important guidance, so please read it in full before starting an application.

Submit your completed proposal through Workspace 2 by 5.00pm on Friday 29 September 2023.

Check your eligibility:  Eligibility – Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi Fund

Download the proposal template: Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi application template and guidance (DOCX 498 KB)

How to submit your application

Follow these steps to submit your application:

  1. Upload your completed proposal template to WorkSpace 2 by 5.00pm on 29 September 2023 with the document title [EDUMIS] – Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi 2024 application.
  2. Email with the subject [EDUMIS] – Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi 2024 application to let us know that you have uploaded your proposal.

Assessment process and criteria

An assessment panel with expertise in tertiary education investment and te reo Māori provision/Māori education will consider proposals. The panel will assess proposals through a holistic approach, using the following criteria:

  • the relevance and alignment of the initiative to the Fund’s intent in growing high proficiency te reo Māori (Relevance)
  • the quality and coherence of the proposed initiative in relation to the issue you are addressing (Quality)
  • the growth the initiative will deliver in high proficiency te reo Māori and how you will measure this (Growth)
  • your existing capability and your commitment to making this initiative successful (Capability), and
  • the confidence we have in your ability to deliver the initiative on time and on budget (Delivery).

The proposal template contains further guidance on these assessment criteria and what we expect to see.

The panel will take a holistic approach to assessing your application, viewing it as a whole against the assessment criteria. They will score applications against each criterion, and then rank them based on their scores, to support panel discussions and inform final recommendations.

If the total value of applications we receive exceeds the funding we have available, we will prioritise applications based on how they scored during assessment and the amount of funding available. If we are considering partially funding an application, we will contact you to discuss this.

We aim to assess proposals during October 2023, then communicate funding decisions shortly after that. We then aim to finalise funding agreements for successful initiatives by early December 2023.