Funding information for applicants

The applicant funding policy

The Crown makes a contribution to the costs of iwi, hapū or whānau groups who are engaged with the Crown and/or who applied to the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (the Act).

The purpose of this funding is to assist with the costs of bringing an application, including the gathering of evidence, the preparation of submissions, obtaining legal advice and project management support.

Applicant funding is not intended to cover all the expenses incurred by an applicant during the application process but to contribute to key tasks and milestones in the application process.


For further information, please contact the MACA team at