The purpose of the Manaaki Urupā Grant is to partially cover the annual costs incurred by urupā owners/trustees in the on-going care of their urupā.
To be eligible for the grant, an urupā must be:
a) Within the New Plymouth District; and
b) Located on:
- Land designated a Māori reservation under section 338 of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 for the purposes of an urupā; or
- Māori freehold land; or
- General freehold land in Māori ownership.
The grant can go towards activities directly related to the care of the urupā including but not limited to the following:
- Repair and maintain gateways, fences, footpaths, etc.;
- Maintain, clean, repair and restore headstones, install berms, etc.;
- Maintain, repair or replace existing ground maintenance equipment;
- Maintain, repair or improve pedestrian and vehicular access and parking; and
- Maintain urupā lawns, hedges, tress, etc., and remove green waste.
The grant cannot be used for:
- Establishing new urupā;
- Multiple-year projects;
- Payment of salaries, wages, commission, fees, etc.; and
- Protection - and capital-related (one-off) activities, etc.
Applications are being received from 1 September 2020 to 31 October 2020.