2.4 million dollars in Mā Te Reo funding is set to be distributed by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to 85 successful applicants.
Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori released the announcement this morning that the annual funding distributed to community, whānau. Hapū, Iwi and other groups about to be dispersed was for the 2014/2015 funding round.
According to the release, 43 Wānanga Reo, 8 Language Planning initiatives, 5 Kura ā Iwi, 18 events and promotions and 13 Language Resource projects will receive some of the $2,439.534.00 in funding.
Acting CE Dr Poia Rewi says, “We’re always encouraged by the high caliber of applications received” and that the organisation is pleased to support a “diverse range of projects."
Te Reo Wainene o Tua – Storytelling in Māori received funding in 2013 which reintroduced the art of storytelling in Māori to children through fluent kaikōrero Māori using familiar words and animated actions to tell stories.