Hardship support

The Manaaki Fund provides temporary financial assistance for learners who are facing unexpected hardship.
Purpose of the fund

The Manaaki Fund has been established to provide temporary assistance for learners who are facing unexpected hardship. The Manaaki Fund is a targeted fund and is designed to provide financial assistance to those most in need of support.

A Manaaki Fund payment is a one-off payment for the year and learners who receive a payment cannot apply again until the following year.

To be eligible to apply for hardship support you must:

  • Be currently enrolled
  • Have no outstanding debt, including the fees for your current enrolment
  • Have attended a minimum of 3 weeks of your programme
  • Not have submitted a withdrawal form for your current enrolment
  • Be able to demonstrate you are in financial hardship by way of a bank statement
  • Provide a bank statement showing the last month's transactions.

Please note: Hardship payments are assessed on individual circumstances and the information provided. This may mean learners get varying payment amounts. Abuse of staff will not be tolerated. Please be polite and patient as we work through the large volume of applications.

How do I apply?

Apply by filling out the Manaaki Fund Hardship support application form.

Can someone help me to apply?

You can contact our student advisors who can help you with your application on 0800 696 487 or by emailing wecare@manukau.ac.nz.

What is the process once I have applied?

Your application will be assessed by our team and you will be informed of the outcome. Please be patient as we do our best to advise you as soon as we can.

Click the link below to apply for Hardship Support.

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