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Toloa Capability Fund (STEAM)

Toloa Capability Fund (STEAM)

The Toloa Capability Fund supports emerging STEAM providers to develop programme designs, elevate capability and develop infrastructure.

Now in its seventh year, the Toloa funds are achieving its goal of helping Pacific Aotearoa thrive in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Maths.

The Toloa Capability fund is for emerging providers to build their capability for delivering STEAM programmes to Pacific communities.

STEAM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths subjects.

STEAM skills and knowledge are not new to Pacific people.

The Toloa programme champions that Pacific peoples come from a lineage of navigators, explorers, innovators, and experts in STEAM. STEAM skills  are adaptable in a vast ocean of career pathways and opportunities.

The Arts is defined within the Toloa programme as creative and innovative skills, processes and knowledge that are transferable into science, technology, engineering and maths careers.

About the fund

Applications open on Monday 4 October, 2021.

Applications close on Monday 1 November, 2021.

Applicants are informed of the outcome by Wednesday 8 December, 2021.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an emerging provider able to deliver STEAM programmes that activate meaningful STEAM engagement for Pacific communities.
  • Be focused on delivering programmes that directly contribute to the long term growth of Pacific STEAM.
  • Demonstrate alignment withMPP’s Lalanga Fou Goal: Prosperous Pacific Communities.
  • Demonstrate meaningful commitment to Pacific languages and/or culture.
  • Have commitment to participate in the Toloa Annual STEAM Fono in 2022.
  • Be based in Aotearoa.

The Toloa Capability fund is available for:

  • Development of programme design and delivery.
  • Development of provider capabilities.
  • Development of provider infrastructure development.
  • Mentorship by an individual and organisations in the development of any of the above.
  • Maximum of 1 year programme delivery.
  • Evaluation development and delivery.
  • Development and/or equipment and resources for the provider internal systems and processes.
  • Salary and remuneration for any of the above.

The Toloa Capability fund is not available for:

  • For-profit activities.

  • Initiatives that are not aligned with the priorities of this fund.

  • Overseas travel and related expenses.
  • Programme delivery under 1 year.
  • Equipment and resources that do not have a long term sustainable function and/or purpose.
  • Programmes and activities delivered overseas including the NZ realm countries.

  • Debt repayment or debt servicing. 

The Toloa Capability Fund opens on Monday 4 October, 2021.

Gather the supporting documents for your application:

  • A certificate of organisation status.
  • A detailed project plan.
  • A detailed budget expenditure and revenue.
  • A detailed timeline of programme delivery and/or timeline of key milestones for the development of the programme design and/or capability and infrastructure development.
  • Evidence of current status of internal systems and personnel.
  • Provide 3 letters of support from partners, collaborators and participants.
  • Provide a letter from 1 independent mentor, individual or partner for your organisation and/or programme that explains their role and how they will provide support.
  • Previous Toloa fund recipients are required to attach independent audited reports for the years of which they were previously funded.
  • Evidence of plans to develop sustainable programmes backed by capable providers, strong infrastructure and internal systems and processes.
  • Any other relevant support material to strengthen your application.

If you need more information about the Toloa Capability Fund, email [email protected]