Manaaki Fund: September 2023 – December 2023 intake now open

We are here to help our ākonga succeed.

EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga is proud to offer the Manaaki Fund to assist ākonga across New Zealand in successfully completing their training.

The purpose of this fund is to provide a one-off financial relief payment to ākonga. This may be used to support them during training.

Successful applicants will receive a $750.00 payment to help with alleviating financial barriers. Please note: This payment is not to cover programme fees but to help in other areas such as to cover grocery bills, childcare, travel costs.

Who is eligible?

  • 6-month minimum as a learner with EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga.
  • Value of fund will be issued in one lump sum deposit of $750.00.
  • Application must be validated by an EarnLearn Account Manager (AM) to ensure criteria is met.
  • Applicant must be able to prove ownership of the nominated bank account if requested.
  • Applicant information will be confidential unless the applicant as agreed to a follow-up for media purposes.
  • All applications must be submitted by the submission cut off date.
  • Cannot have received a Manaaki Fund grant previously, including previous rounds of this fund.


Key dates:

Round 1: Applications closed 6 October and applicants were notified 20 October

Round 2: Applications open Friday 27 October – 24 November

Successful applicants announced – 11th December



View the flyer here
View the one-page brochure here