Disability sector grant funding
Disability Workforce Development administers grant funding to promote sector access to training and leadership development opportunities. All grant funding is guided by the Ministry of Health’s criteria for selection and priorities for funding.
An overriding principle for all grants is to deliver the best learning outcomes, within current funding, for the disability workforce funded by the Ministry of Health.
Training grants are available to assist employers with costs arising from their employee's participation in a Ministry of Health approved national certificate or diploma. Find out about the criteria and how to apply.
Effective practice grants (formerly known as open round)
The effective practice grant can assist disability support service employers with costs arising from training which supports the development of frontline disability services staff and directly benefits consumers. Applications will be considered throughout the year subject to available funds.
Leadership development grants
Leadership development grants are available to assist organisations with costs arising from their participation in development programmes. Applications will be considered throughout the year subject to available funds.
Consumer leadership development grants
The consumer leadership development grant provides funding for development opportunities for disabled people and the organisations sponsoring them. Applications will be considered throughout the year subject to available funds.