The Māori Suicide Prevention Community Fund 2020 – 2021

Supported by He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata: Every Life Matters Suicide Prevention Strategy.  The Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention has seen $1.6 million disbursed in 2020 to whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori communities and Māori providers, to address suicide and its impacts through the Māori Community Suicide Prevention Fund.  This one-off funding supported Māori initiatives over 2020-2021 to build the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi to prevent suicide within communities and respond effectively if, or when, a suicide occurs.

  • He Korowai : Wellness for Wāhine (Hastings : Heretaunga)

  • Whenua Ūkaipō: Ko Au te Whenua, Ko te Whenua ko Au (Waitematā / Te Ara Roa)

  • Letting the Issue Be Heard, So the Help Can Come ( Hamilton : Waikato).

  • Ko Te Reo Te Oranga o Te Whānau (Ngāruawāhia: Waikato)

  • Resilient Rangatahi for the Future (Manukau)

  • A Guiding Light for Whānau (Rotorua)

  • Diving into Mana Rangatahi (Waitematā: Tāmaki-makau-rau)

  • Traditional Systems Heal (Pukepoto : Northland)

  • Tū Maia Wāhine Mā! (Kawakawa : Northland)

  • Starting Fresh, Healing Wounds, Developing Strong Identities (Kohukohu: Northland).

Assessment of the applications 2020 – 2021

Each application for the fund was reviewed and assessed by a panel of external assessors.  The panel had representatives and expertise from the clinical, community and whānau sector.  

The successful applicants have been notified.  Each initiative funded in this round have between September (2020) and March (2021) to complete their respective projects.  

The graph above shows how the funds were distributed throughout the country.  

The Māori Suicide Prevention Community Fund 2020 – 2021

The following information highlights the 74 fund recipients in the 2020-2021 year and the variety of approaches utilised by the different groups and the breadth of the reach across Aotearoa (from the far north to the deep south).

Insights into the Māori Community Suicide Fund 2020 – 2021

On completion of the 2020-2021 funding round, Te Rau Ora launched a scoping exercise across the funded initiatives.
To gain an insight into the enablers and challenges that occurred for the 74 Māori Community Suicide Prevention initiatives, download here:  

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