Apply online now for Toloa Community Fund

posted: 12:25 pm - 21st November 2017
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The annual application round for the Toloa Community Fund is closing soon and we encourage Pacific organisations to put in their applications.

Funding of $40,000 is allocated by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, to Pacific organisations working with and for Pacific communities in New Zealand.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage Pacific organisations to work with students who are pursuing studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Technology) subjects at secondary school, and at tertiary level, to increase the number of Pacific people employed in STEM careers.

Ministry for Pacific Peoples Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae says the fund is designed for Pacific organisations, to promote and motivate Pacific people to study STEM courses and inspire them to get into a STEM career.

“The Toloa Community Fund running for its third year and we’re inviting all Pacific organisations that work with Pacific communities to apply for funding up to $2,000, to deliver STEM related activities.”

The application period is open until Thursday 30 November 2017.

Shortlisted applicants are invited to make a presentation based on their project to a panel, on one of these dates:

Northern Region              

o             Auckland – Friday 8 December between 9am – 5pm

Central Region

o             Wellington – Wednesday 13 December between 9am – 5pm

Southern Region

o             Christchurch – Thursday 14 December between 9am – 5pm.

Applications for the Toloa Community Fund can be submitted online, or click here to download the application form.