Consumer leadership development grants
Clear, visionary leadership by disabled people and family/whanau is essential for service and sector development. Developing current and emerging leaders will help strengthen and consolidate such leadership in the sector.
Consumer leadership development grants are available to assist organisations or sponsoring organisations with costs arising from consumers (both disabled people and family/whanau) taking part in leadership development activities.
Consumer leadership development grant funding can be used for the cost of an approved training programme (i.e. course fees), course related resources to assist training, (e.g. workbooks, tutors/facilitators) and travel and accommodation costs for participants to attend. Course development and administration costs will not be funded.
All applications must comply with Disability Workforce Development terms and conditions and will be assessed against the following criteria and priorities for selection and eligibility.
On this page:
- Criteria for consumer leadership development grants
- Funding allocation
- Further information
Applications will be considered throughout the year subject to available funds. We aim to process applications within 4-6 weeks of receipt.
Consumer leadership development grants provide funding for the development of leadership skills for disabled people and their family/whanau.
Clear, visionary leadership provided by people with disabilities and their families/whanau will enable progress across the sector. Consumers and organisations are invited to jointly identify activities which are likely to achieve the following leadership outcomes:
- quality – disabled people are best placed to evaluate effectiveness
- self-determination/confidence and authority – individuals are in control of their lives
- inclusion – all people can be participating members of the community
- disabled people and their families/whanau have expertise and can inform service and sector development.
Participants included in the application must:
- be eligible to receive disability support services funded by the MOH
- have significant interaction with peers and be a current or emerging leader
- have sponsoring organisation approval and support to participate in the course
- be willing to take up opportunities to practically apply their learning.
Learning activity eligible for funding must:
- develop leadership skills
- start (and preferably end) in calendar year of the grant
- be delivered in New Zealand.
Funding applications must:
- be made by an organisation funded by the Ministry of Health Disability Support Services
- be submitted via email by a person in the organisation that has delegated authority to enter a contractual relationship with Te Pou
- not be for learning activity that is already fully funded (by other agencies).
Applications from an organisation that has previously received Disability Workforce Development grant funding will only be accepted after the organisation has presented an invoice and met all due reporting requirements for any previous grants.
Applications will be given priority if the organisation can show how they will promote leadership opportunities for disabled people.
- No participant will be funded more than $5,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year
- No organisation will be funded more than $80,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year
- An additional application may be considered when an organisation is sponsoring a consumer group (contact your regional facilitator to discuss)
If you have any questions please contact your regional facilitator or email us at email@example.com.
An outcomes report summarising the leadership development activities previously funded is also available.