Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Last updated 19 May 2022
Last updated 19 May 2022

This funding supports language revitalisation and addresses workforce needs through the growth of te reo Māori speakers.

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi (the High Proficiency Fund) will support the development of new or existing programmes targeting higher levels of te reo Māori proficiency, with the aim of growing the number of highly proficient te reo Māori speakers and supporting sector workforce capabilities.

 

What is Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi and how will funding be allocated?

Te Tahua O Te Reo Kairangi (the High Proficiency Fund) is a newly established fund that will be another lever that the Government can use to support the outcomes of Maihi Karauna, Tau Mai Te Reo, Ka Hikitia and the Tertiary Education Strategy.

The Fund is intended to support the development of programmes that support high levels of te reo Māori language proficiency, for example as outlined in Te Taura Whiri I te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) proficiency framework. The fund is not intended to be the only source of funding that providers use for the development and delivery of programmes, but rather to support providers.

Final decisions on operational design and criteria for the fund will be made by TEC in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. All aspects of the fund will be guided by the governance principles dictated in the funding determination.

More details will be available about this new fund soon.