2023 Community Fund
Applications are now CLOSED

Details for the 2024 Fund
coming soon.

2023 Community Fund Highlights

Kia Ora e te whānau,

We are pleased to announce that 68 whānau, hapū, iwi, marae, hapori trusts and businesses have been successful in their applications for funding their suicide prevention initiatives this year.     See below for details of initiatives and key dates for activities and reporting for successfully funded initiatives. 

Community Fund Recipients 2023

Community Fund Reporting Dates and Information

Fund Goal and Objectives

The Māori Community Suicide Prevention & Postvention Fund is an opportunity for whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori health providers and community groups to organise and run initiatives that address the issue of suicide in their communities.

The goal of the Fund is to:

  • Build the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi to prevent suicide within communities and to respond effectively if, and when, a suicide occurs by:
    • Reducing Māori suicides.
    • Reducing suicidal attempts.
    • Ease the impact of suicide.

The key objectives of the Fund are:

  • Providing support to Māori whānau, hapū and iwi that are experiencing suicide risk and/or are bereaved by suicide.
  • Prioritising population groups within their communities that are known to be at higher risk of suicidal distress, including men, youth, rainbow communities and rural communities.
  • Building inclusive communities and strengthening community resilience.
  • Encouraging a focus on mental wellbeing.
  • Raising awareness about available support services.

Successful initiatives from the Fund will help:

  • Promote Māori ownership of Māori wellbeing and suicide prevention.
  • Build on the strengths of Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
  • Deliver culturally safe supports and services.
  • Prioritise whānau-centred treatment and management models.
  • Acknowledge intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss of mana.
  • Provide suicide bereavement responses that protect the continuation of whakapapa, hapū and iwi structures, and;
  • Build the evidence base and Mātauranga Māori of what works for Māori.
Funding Round Process and Timeline

Funding Applications Open

6 March 2023

Funding Applications Closed

1 May 2023

External Assessment Panel

Week of 23 May 2023


Week of 19 June 2023


Begins week of 26 June 2023


June/July 2023 – June 2024

Full Guidelines Document

For full detailed information about the Māori Suicide Prevention Community Fund, please download a copy of our guidelines here.


Get in touch with the Community Fund team:


Email: communityfund@terauora.com

Phone: +64 4 473 9591 or 0800 122 616

Website: https://centreofmaorisuicideprevention.com/


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