Funding information for applicants

The applicant funding policy

The Crown makes a contribution to the costs of iwi, hapū or whānau groups who are engaged with the Crown and/or who applied to the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (the Act).

The purpose of this funding is to assist with the costs of bringing an application, including the gathering of evidence, the preparation of submissions, obtaining legal advice and project management support.

Applicant funding is not intended to cover all the expenses incurred by an applicant during the application process but to contribute to key tasks and milestones in the application process.

The following documents set out the Crown's funding policy for applications made under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (the Act) and provides a set of guidelines on the availability and use of applicant funding.

It is provided in 4 parts:

Part 1: Overarching funding policy [PDF, 142 KB]

Part 2: Funding for groups in he Crown engagement application pathway [PDF, 603 KB]

Part 3: Funding for groups in the High Court application pathway [PDF, 613 KB]

The following templates are provided to assist High Court applicants with their reimbursements:

Budget template for High Court applicants [XLSX, 18 KB]

Timesheet examples for High Court reimbursements [PDF, 356 KB]

For further information

Please contact the MACA team by email to:, or by phone:0800 TOMACA (0800 866 222).

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