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.


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. To be eligible for support from the PKW Trust:

  • individuals must whakapapa to at least one iwi of Taranaki and endorsed by a PKW shareholder.  Other grant specific criteria applies.
  • groups must be Taranaki based and Maori.  Groups must also be endorsed by PKW shareholders and projects must support the Trusts objectives


Applications for education grants close 31 March of each year.

NCEA grants - closed

Applications for the 2014 NCEA grant are now closed and reopens in September 2015

Tertiary Grants - closed

Opens on 1 December 2015

100x tertiary grants for students studying with NZ institutes.  Value of grant depends on the number of applicants


Tertiary Scholarships - closed

Opens on 1 December 2015

11 scholarships at Post/Undergraduate level for students studying with NZ institutes

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.

Download Sports Grant Form 
Download Culture and Arts Grant Form

*Kapa Haka groups are directed to the Community Grant application form.

"Seeding Taranaki Potential - Building Success"

Community Grant

PKW Trust provides grants to support Taranaki Maori groups whose projects align to the three priorities of the PKW Trust, they are:

  • Te Reo me ona Tikanga
  • Marae (structural only)
  • Education (Matauranga Maori and Matauranga o te Ao Whanui)

Contact the office to request an application form and discuss your project with the Community Development Manager.  PKW Trust does not fund retrospective projects and applicants can only apply for one grant per financial year.

Applications for individual Sport and Cultural Grants, and Community Grants are received year round.

"Education is the key to success for Maori in the 21 century"