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Māori & Pacific Childcare Grant

Value Up to $1,000
Tenure One year
Number awarded 1 per family
Closing date Ongoing
Provider Ara
Location Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton

Assist fully enrolled Māori and Pacific students while their programme of study is in progress with the unsubsidised portion of their childcare costs at any licensed childcare centre or facility.


To be eligible to apply for this grant you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Evidence of financial need
  • Evidence of any assistance you currently receive for childcare, eg WINZ etc
  • Applicants for this grant must be Maori or Pacific New Zealand citizens or permanent residents

Please complete the personal statement with details of your career goals, and an indication as to why you need assistance with your fees.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

How to Apply

  • Please complete an application form (click on the application form button below).

Please return your application to Student Support, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or email it to:

Application Form