Appendix 2: Programme criteria for Capacity Building grants

Te Puni Kōkiri: Administration of grant programmes.

Acceptable for funding:

  • contracting or employing a co-ordinator to assist a Māori organisation to create and put in place capacity building initiatives;
  • funding costs for managing and introducing a capacity building initiative;
  • contracting specialist advice, such as legal, financial, technical, report writing, and research expertise; and
  • establishing legal entities, financial systems, and other operational systems.

Unacceptable for funding:

  • purchase of capital items (such as computers, furniture, buildings, and vehicles);
  • the funding of on-going costs related to the normal operation of an organisation (such as salaries and rent);
  • projects already eligible for other government funding;
  • payment of an organisation’s existing debts, or for use as security for a loan; and
  • overseas travel and costs.

Not normally accepted for funding:

  • food for hui or wānanga;
  • domestic travel;
  • consultancy fees greater than $100 an hour; and
  • other items as determined by Te Puni Kōkiri’s Executive Committee.
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