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Consumer leadership development grants are available twice each year in March and September.
Our September funding round will open on Tuesday, 1 September and close at midday on Wednesday, 30 September 2020.
We recommend submitting your application on our online grants portal at least 3–7 days before the closing time.
If you have previously been successful in receiving Te Pou grant funding, please ensure all reporting and accountability is up to date.
You can expect to hear back from us with the outcome of your application by Monday, 19 October 2020.
Te Pou consumer leadership development grants are available to support disabled people and whānau to take part in leadership development activities. This includes:
The leadership activity must:
The consumer leadership development grant covers the costs of consumers or their whānau taking part in leadership development activities. For the purpose of this grant ‘consumer’ includes disabled people and their whānau.
The grant can be used for:
The grant does not fund course development and administration, standard service delivery, service development and business-as-usual costs.
Applications can be made by Disabled Support Services (DSS) providers that hold a current MoH contract, or by Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) that are part of the DPO coalition.
Applications can be made in support of development activities for consumers associated with the applicant organisation; or an organisation can sponsor an application by consumers beyond their service. To be sponsored for this grant you need to be eligible for DSS services. If you are eligible for services but not receiving them, you can also be sponsored.
Grants are available to anyone on IF and registered individuals participating in the Mid Central disability system transformation roll-out. Individuals who are using these new funding models will be able to apply directly for a consumer leadership development grant.
Organisations can be funded up to $80,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year. In exceptional circumstances the panel may be able to exercise discretion in relation to the amount.
Organisations applying for grants on behalf of IF people will not have the cost of these applications added to their yearly cap.
Participants can be funded up to $5,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year, either from one, or multiple applications. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure no participant exceeds the $5,000 cap.
Learning topics that align to the following areas will be prioritised:
The priorities are developed and agreed with in partnerships with MoH. Applications that fall outside of these priority areas will be considered but will receive a lower rating.
Every funding round there is a significant demand and oversubscription on available grant funding, meaning the process is competitive for the decision makers.
As well as complying with our terms and conditions, applications must also meet our eligibility criteria.
Organisations must be:
Participants/Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or a permanent resident, and/or: