PKW promotes educational achievement amongst its shareholders and descendants of Taranaki by providing a limited amount of education grants and scholarships through its charitable arm PKW Trust.
The Trust was established in 1983 to support the educational and cultural purposes of Taranaki Maori with special reference to PKW shareholders; and provides grants for descendants of Taranaki and Taranaki Maori groups.
Who is eligible for a grant?
- Applying groups must be Maori and located in Taranaki. Applicants whose projects are part of their core services and eligible for central government funding are ineligible. PKW Trust does not consider retrospective applications therefore you are encouraged to contact PKW to discuss the timeframe for making an application. Applicants and/or their project can receive only one grant per financial year.
Education Grants and Scholarships
- For individuals only. Applicants must whakapapa to at least one Taranaki Iwi and must provide their Taranaki whakapapa to confirm this. Applicants must be endorsed by a living PKW Shareholder. PKW Trust offers grants for secondary schools students studying towards their National Certificate of Educational Achievement and students studying at a tertiary level. All applicants must be enrolled with a New Zealand institute. Scholarship recipients must meet the conditions of their award to retain their three year scholarship.
Sports and Cultural Applicants
- For individuals only. Applicants must whakapapa to at least one Taranaki Iwi and must provide their Taranaki whakapapa to confirm this. Applicants must be endorsed by a living PKW Shareholder. Individuals who are part of a regional activity (eg: Kapa Haka Group) are ineligible and should apply for a community grant instead. Applicants must be selected to perform at a national level. PKW Trust does not consider retrospective applications, therefore you are encouraged to contact PKW to discuss the timeframe for making an application. Applicants can receive only one grant per financial year.
Applications for education grants close 31 March of each year.
Opens 6 October 2014
This is a reimbursement of the students NZQA costs for studying towards their NCEA. Applications are submitted online and on 6 October a link will be available to make that application.
Opens 1 December 2014
For tertiary students studying with an NZ institute. On 1 December a link will be available to submit an online application. We offer five undergraduate and four postgraduate scholarships valued from between $2,000 - $7,500. Special conditions apply
Opens 1 December 2014
For tertiary students studying with an NZ institute. On 1 December a link will be available to submit an online application. Grants range from $400 - $750
Sporting Potential and Culture & Arts Grants
The Trust recognises Taranaki uri participating at the highest level in their sporting field, or in the promotion of Taranaki arts and culture.
*Kapa Haka groups are directed to the Community Grant application form.
"Seeding Taranaki Potential - Building Success"
PKW Trust provides charitable support for Taranaki Maori groups involved with education and cultural activities. Groups whose projects/services are eligible for central government funding are ineligible to apply. Priority is given to groups involved in projects focused on the following areas:
- Te Reo me ona Tikanga
- Marae (structural only)
- Education (Matauranga Maori and Matauranga o te Ao Whanui)
Applications for individual Sport and Cultural Grants, and Community Grants are received year round.