The fund will support marae communities to protect their mātauranga and taonga from the impact and ongoing threat of COVID-19, and support the cultural revitalisation of marae as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.

Requests must align with the Mātauranga Māori Marae Ora funding outcomes:
– Activities lead to greater retention, protection, revitalisation and transmission of mātauranga on the marae
– Traditional artform and hanga whare mātauranga and practices are retained, revitalised, and strengthened on the marae
– Sustainable care and protection of the marae’s taonga and mātauranga is enhanced and developed
– Marae and the wider whānau are engaged and work together to progress marae cultural aspirations