Auahaa Innovation Grant

Grant to support Whai Rawa aspirations of tribal members or marae for innovation and startup costs.

Reporting at the completion of the kaupapa is required.

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated (“we” or “us” or “Waikato Tainui”)

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applicant is a registered Waikato-Tainui tribal member and residing permanently in New Zealand
  2. Applicant must have a 50% or more controlling stake in the business
  3. Identification provided on file such as birth certificate, driver’s license or passport
  4. Official bank deposit slip (must contain bank logo, account name and number)
  5. Fully completed application form


  1. Business plan
  2. Financial plan
  3. Information and evidence on any external funding already sought or confirmed

Only one grant application is available per organisation in any financial year period. Sole discretion to accept, withdraw or decline a grant application that does not meet criteria rests with us. Decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Incomplete applications will be withdrawn after 60 days and a new application form needs to be completed.

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Note we're closed for a break between 19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023.