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In Tai Tokerau we care for the land; growing, harvesting and sustaining our communities so that whenua and whānau are healthy and well.
The Kai Ora Fund is a small community grants process to support innovative projects that address food security, increases community resilience and everything in between. 


The purpose of the Kai Ora Fund is to enable Northlanders to eat nutritious and sustainably grown local food. The maximum funding available per project will be $5,000. Lesser amounts may be applied for.


Projects funded through the Kai Ora Fund should encourage one or more of our vision statements:

  • Increased availability, promotion, or utilisation of local healthy food to increase health and wellbeing (oranga).

  • Increased self-sufficiency and community resilience (rangatiratanga).

  • The sharing of food and gardening knowledge, including customary techniques (kaitiakitanga and mātauranga).

  • Community cooperation and connection and benefits for the wider community (whanaungatanga).

  • Increased regional economic development and local employment opportunities.

  • Environmental sustainability and stewardship (kaitiakitanga).



Image of someone pulling our a large beetroot from the garden.
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The Kai Ora fund will favour projects that are in line with our priorities:

  •  Whanaketanga 

Engage multiple partners and strengthen cooperation and regional development.

  •  Promote Equity 

Prioritise lower socio-economic communities (and in particular children), or people with food security and accessibility issues.

  •  Whakapapa 

Strenghthen whānau, hapu, iwi and Māori communities.

  •  Sustainable 

We will prioritise projects that show they can sustain their work and impact beyond the initial grant.

He whenua taurikura, he whānau houkura
Abundant whenua, prosperous whānau


Working Together

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The Kai Ora Fund is now closed


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