2022 Community Fund

Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Applications for Community Fund 2022 are now CLOSED

KEY DATES UPDATE

Notification of Outcome – Week of 30 May and/or Week of 6 June

Contracting – Week of 6 June and/or Week of 13 June onwards

Welcome to Te Rau Ora  Māori Community Suicide Prevention Fund for 2022

The aim of this Fund is to support Māori to lead, develop and advance  whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori Organisations to prevent suicide within their communities and to respond effectively if, and when, a suicide occurs. 

 

Want to apply for funding? 

Applications for funding are now closed. Applications closed Tuesday 26 April at 1pm.

Fund Goal and Objectives

Suicide has a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the lives of many people in New Zealand: individuals, their whānau and families, friends, peers, colleagues, hapū, iwi and wider communities.  Every year, hundreds of people die by suicide. In 2016, 553 people died by suicide in Aotearoa New Zealand (a rate of 11.3 per 100,000; Ministry of Health 2019).

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.

Suicide Prevention Continuum

The Suicide Prevention Continuum is a framework and reference tool to differentiate between the different stages of suicide risk. Initiatives will need to align to one or more of these categories.

 

Wellbeing Prevention  Intervention Postvention
Promoting wellbeing reduces the risk of suicidal distress and behaviour and can help increase resilience and the capability to deal with stressful or challenging experiences. Being able to recognise early signs of distress or that someone is thinking about suicide or self-harm and having the confidence to talk to that person about their thoughts. Can open a door to early intervention and support before the person becomes more distressed. Having timely access to appropriate, culturally responsive, and safe, evidence-informed care is critical when someone’s safety is at risk. This contact presents an opportunity to intervene early and to avoid crises from escalating. Postvention support can help whānau to navigate the tough times through their experience of grief and loss.  These approaches support bereaved whānau to access the right help, at the right time in the right way.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Funding a group must be either:

  • A recognised whānau or hapū group with a registered bank account in the name of the whānau or hapū group.
  • A local community or advocacy group that is a legal entity or registered charity.
  • An Iwi or Māori Provider that is delivering services primarily but not exclusively to Māori.
  • A Regional or National collaboration between Iwi or Māori Providers.

All applicants must demonstrate that their proposed initiatives:

  • Contribute to the outcomes of the Fund.
  • Have an alignment to the key objectives of the Fund.
  • Have the capacity and capability to design and deliver the proposed initiative, and;
  • Demonstrate an appropriate plan for the budget and timeline.

Other eligibility conditions:

  • We will accept one application per roopu.
  • Current Te Rau Ora staff are not eligible to apply for this fund.
  • Initiatives with an active Community Fund contract ending in November 2022 are not eligible to
    apply for this funding round.

Applications will not be accepted from non-Māori Governing Providers, Government Organisations, District
Health Boards, Tertiary Education Providers or Crown Research Institutes.

Activities that will not be Funded

  • Ongoing service delivery and/or an established project.
  • FTE, full or part-time permanent positions (staff can be seconded onto specific initiatives and  facilitator koha is accepted).
  • Supervision or mentoring fees or costs.
  • Lease or purchase of vehicles (hireage costs are accepted).
  • Rent, lease or purchase of building or premises (hireage costs are accepted).
  • International travel.
  • Any ongoing fees or licences.
  • Capital purchases over $5,000

Successful Initiatives will

  • 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 Streams

There are four funding categories.

Funding Type Initiative Criteria Eligibility Application Limit
Whānau and Hapū   Whānau and Hapū groups can apply for funding to support health promotion, suicide prevention, or postvention initiatives The group must have a bank account in the name of the whānau or hapū group Up to $10,000 per application
Māori Community Groups Māori community groups can apply for funding to support health promotion, suicide prevention, or postvention initiatives

Organisation is a legal entity or registered with NZ Charities Commission

The majority of members on the Board are Māori and or the majority of owners/directors of the company are Māori

Up to $25,000 per application
Iwi & Māori Providers Iwi and Māori Providers Health, Social Services, Justice or Whānau Ora Providers who have the experience, capability, and capacity to design and implement a community-based initiative

Iwi or Māori ProviderHolds current contracts for the provision of health, social services, justice, or whānau ora that are primarily but not exclusively targeted to Māori

Organisation is a legal entity or registered with NZ Charities Commission

The majority of members on the Board are Māori and or the majority of owners/directors of the company are Māori

$50,000 per application
Collaboration Collaborations between Iwi or Māori Providers Health, Social Services, Justice or Whānau Ora Providers who have the experience, capability, and capacity to design and implement a Regional or National Project

The lead applicant is an Iwi or Māori Provider

Holds current contracts for the provision of health, social services, justice, or whānau ora that are primarily but not exclusively targeted to Māori

Organisation is a legal entity or registered with NZ Charities Commission

The majority of members on the Board are Māori and or the majority of owners/directors of the company are Māori

Up to $100,000 per application

Download the full information and guidelines for 2022 Community Fund

Tahua – Our Funding System

We use a system called Tahua to process the Community Fund, and this is where you will complete your application form.

Please note, after creating a user name and log in details, when you select the blue button “Apply for the Funding Round” you are starting a new application.

Do this once only.  After you have started a new application, go via the tab at the top of the page “Applications” to access your application again.

Please avoid creating multiple applications as you will be contacted to delete any excess applications.

The system automatically saves your answers as you go, and a green tick will appear beside each section of the application form when it is completed.

If you need assistance, please contact our friendly team via the contact details below.

Contact Details

For enquiries, more information or initiative support,

email:  communityfund@terauora.com or call 0800 62828464