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Applications for the first round of consumer leadership development grants for 2019 are now open and will close 12pm (midday) on Friday, 29 March 2019.
We are opening this grant round to anyone on Individualised Funding (IF) and individuals participating in the MidCentral disability system transformation roll-out. Individuals participating in the roll-out who are using new funding models will be able to apply for a consumer leadership development grant directly.
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Te Pou consumer leadership development grants are available to support disabled people and family/whānau to take part in leadership development activities. This includes:
The consumer leadership development grant covers the costs of consumers or family/whānau taking part in leadership development activities. For the purpose of this grant ‘consumer’ includes disabled people and family and 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 Ministry of Health 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. Check if you are eligible for DSS services.
There are plans to transform the disability support system around New Zealand. The new system was rolled out in the MidCentral region at the end of 2018. Check out the Enabling Good Lives website for more information.
Individuals who are participating in the MidCentral demonstration pilot can apply for the grant; people receiving individualised funding can also apply.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information.
Organisations can be funded up to $80,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year for this grant. However, in exceptional circumstances, the panel may be able to exercise discretion in relation to the amount.
Organisations applying for grants on behalf of Individualised Funded people will not have the cost of these applications added to their yearly cap.
Please contact email@example.com if you need further information.
Participants can be funded up to $5,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year for this grant, 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:
Applications that fall outside of these priority areas will be considered but will receive a lower rating.
As well as complying with our terms and conditions, applications for the consumer leadership development grant must also meet our eligibility criteria.
An organisation must be:
A participant must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and one of the following:
The leadership activity must: