Te Kaitiaki Pūtea

Welcome to Foundation North's dedicated Māori community page. Stay up to date here with the work we do with Māori communities in our Auckland and Northland region.

Māori StrategyWe are here to look after the people of our region.

Kia ora and welcome. Foundation North has a commitment to working with Māori to respect the partnership relationship enshrined in the Treaty of Waitangi. As part of our guiding principles, you can expect us to engage and work with Māori and Iwi organisations, be collaborative and innovative and acknowledge the values within our Māori strategy.


About our Māori Strategy

Our mission is to enable Māori communities to achieve their aspirations we will:
- Foster strategic relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities in our rohe (Māori development requires dealing with mandated organisations and people)
- Ensure equity and access to programmes and policies (Review and measure funding programmes to ensure that they are accessible to Māori)

Read the Māori Strategy here.


Marae development 

Foundation North aims to support marae development in recognition of the special role that marae play in supporting community cohesion. 

Our marae funding priorities are:

  • marae development projects that can demonstrate community involvement.
  • creating key community partnerships with marae, eg runanga and iwi
  • collaborative projects
  • projects that build capacity.

If you wish to speak to our Māori Strategy Manager Cyril Howard about your marae project, feel free to contact him: 09 360 0291 or 0800 272 878. 



Click here for when we are next hosting a funding seminar, workshop or walk-in in your community.


Want to make an application? Click here to get started.

Share by email

{{ item }}×

Successfully shared

Failed to share. Please you try again.