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Disability Grants

Grants overview

Disability grants are available to enhance skills, develop leadership and strengthen the workforce of people providing supports to disabled people and their whānau.

Te Pou administers grants that are made available by the Ministry of Health (MoH) who set the priority areas for funding.

Individualised Funding (IF) and access to the Te Pou grants

People who access Individualised Funding (IF) or people registered on the new disability support, System Transformation in Mid-Central are able to apply for Te Pou grants, without needing to go through an IF host provider. Giving disabled people flexibility and control over service support and delivery.

Grants overview in NZSL

An overview of Te Pou disability grants is given in New Zealand Sign Language, including information on including the amount of funding available and when the grant round opens.

Available grants

Key steps before applying

  • Review the different types of grants available and eligibility requirements
  • Decide which grant to apply for
  • Note when the grant opens for applications
  • Find out how to apply


Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

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Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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