Get help to fund your application under the Marine & Coastal Area Act

The Crown will help pay the costs of iwi, hapū or whānau groups engaged with the Crown and/or in the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area Act.

Funding for Crown engagement under the Marine & Coastal Area Act

If the Minister decides to engage with your group, you will make an agreement with the Marine and Coastal Area team at the Office of Treaty Settlements. The funding offer will set out how much funding you will receive, when you can claim it and what you can claim it for.

You will need to meet the costs of your application up front and then ask the Crown to pay you back.

More information on the funding policy can be found in the Guidelines for Funding: Applicant Groups engaged with the Crown [PDF, 550 KB]

Funding applications to the High Court under the Marine & Coastal Area Act

If you have applied to the High Court for recognition of your customary interests, the maximum amount that the Crown will contribute to your application will be linked to the complexity of your application.

You will need to meet the costs of your application up front and then ask the Crown to pay you back.

More information on the funding policy can be found in the Guidelines for Funding: Applicant Groups in the High Court [PDF, 635 KB]

Funding for both pathways

If you have made applications for both Crown engagement and in the High Court,each set of funding will be made available to you in turn and activities that are relevant to both pathways (i.e. historical research) will only be funded once.

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