It’s never too late to learn. And with Tararua REAP, it’s never too early. From babies to school age, through youth, to adults, we design courses, seminars and workshops that provide training and learning opportunities to help Tararua people and families succeed. It’s about providing community education that’s developed by those who know best – those who know its people and the opportunities that will see our region thrive.

We work with:

  • Families, supporting parents to grow their skills in early childhood education through programmes like SKIP, and positive parenting.
  • Local schools to develop specialist programmes for children that support the New Zealand Curriculum – like reading assistance, music and kapa haka.  We also hold a comprehensive science resource library for local schools and teachers to access.
  • Individuals of all ages to give them the skills in areas from finance and computers to health and wellbeing so they can get involved in the economic and social life of our region. 

We deliver a wide variety of professional and personal development courses, workshops, and programmes in addition to adult learning opportunities.

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Tindall Foundation Funding Round Open for Applications

Tararua REAP is the Tindall Foundation Funding Manager for the Tararua District. We work closely with our neighbours at Wairarapa REAP to administer this fund on behalf of the Foundation.
The philosophy of The Tindall Foundation is to provide assistance to heal problems rather than manage them - that is to give “a hand up not a hand out”. The Trustees have preference for projects that assist groups and communities to meet their own needs by better using their own resources in sustainable ways. Particular emphasis is placed on innovation, partnerships, links to other organisations and the community, multiple funding sources and ongoing sustainability when Tindall Foundation funding ceases.
The Tindall Foundation’s funding for our area is focused on supporting families and social services.
The key areas for support are:
  • Early Years
  • Youth Development
  • Māori
  • Migrant, Refugees and Cross Cultural
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Budgeting
  • Community Services and Development
For more information go to Tindall Foundation Website.
Please note that we are not able to fund initiatives with a focus on health, disability, core education, sport and recreation, drama art or performing arts.

Applying for funding

Annual applications open 12th August and applications must be in by 30th September for consideration.

The criteria and application form is available for downloading here.

For more information, please contact the Tararua REAP Manager:
Phone 06 374 6565
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