Three grants are available to help the disability workforce, disabled people and whānau take part in workforce and leadership development activities. There are three grants:
Workforce development grant and consumer leadership development grant applications
Applications for the last round of consumer leadership and workforce development grants for 2017 are now open on the grants portal. The round will close at 2pm on 29 September 2017.
We will accept applications for learning activities that start between 1 February 2017 and 30 June 2018, but which are not completed before 29 September 2017. Late applications submitted after the cut-off date, and applications unsuccessful in previous funding rounds will not be accepted.
Te Pou recommends that applications are submitted on the grants portal at least three to seven days before 2pm Friday 29 September.
Applications for the September funding round will be moderated in mid-October.
Training grant applications
Applications for the 2017 training grants are now closed as full funding has been allocated.
Keep an eye on the website and the e-newsletter for any training grant updates.
Workforce grants - new developments
As a result of significant changes to our contract with the Ministry of Health the focus of our disability workforce development programme has changed. We now have an expanded programme across five domains.
- Grant administration
- Research and sector intelligence
- Workforce innovations
- Career promotion and planning
- Sector collaboration and integration
The strength of this new programme is that in addition to grant funding, it invests in a number of priority areas to effectively develop a workforce that provides the highest quality services to disabled people so that they can lead a good life.
Important changes to grant funding
- There will now be two moderation rounds each year for the workforce development and consumer leadership grants.
- We will be prioritising grant applications that meet our new priority focus areas including Let’s get real: Disability, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder workforce development.
Individualised Funding (IF) and access to the Te Pou grants
- All IF managers throughout the country are eligible to access any disability grant offered by Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou) subject to the terms and conditions for that grant.
- IF managers wanting to apply for workforce development grants or training grants for their staff can only do this through an individual funding host, i.e. IF managers cannot access any Te Pou disability grants directly for their workforce, access must be through an IF host provider.
- The role of the IF host is to process the application on behalf of the IF manager. The panel will then decide on whether the learning activity/s aligns with our current priorities and purpose of the grant applied for.
- IF managers can request a list of the questions asked in the portal application process for the workforce development grant and the consumer leadership development grant from their IF hosts.
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