2.4 million in Mā Te Reo funding set to be distributed

By Te Ao Māori News

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.