Using land income for grants and scholarships

Many land owners and trustees are committed to educating the next generation, and supporting kaumatua and Māori communities. They may decide to use some or all land income to fund grants for kaumatua, or scholarships for owners or their whānau (eg contribute towards textbooks or course fees).

Managing grants & scholarships

Grants: We can help set up grants on behalf of land owners and trustees. We also ensure that all grant recipients meet the criteria you've set.

Scholarships: We administer the Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial scholarship on behalf of the Māori Soldiers Trust. This might include advertising the scholarship, receiving applications and notifying applicants of the outcome.

The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship is now open

Applications are available to Māori studying at a Tertiary level. Applications close 1 May 2021. More information can be found within the application; download here. To have an application posted or emailed to yourself, please call 0800 943 682 (0800 WHENUA), or email us at

Get in touch

If you'd like to discuss how we can help you set up a grant or scholarship, please get in touch or freephone 0800 943 682.