Disability workforce grants

Grant funding is available for disability services, disabled people and family/whānau to take part in workforce and leadership development activities.

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:

Consumer leadership development grant and workforce development grant and applications

The next consumer leadership and workforce development grants round will open on 1 March 2018.

Applications will be moderated in mid-April.

Training grant applications

The next round for training grants will open on 1 March 2018.

Applications will be moderated in mid-April.

We will accept applications for those participants that started their studies between 1 March 2018 and 31 August 2018 and have not completed those studies at the time of application.

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.

  1. Grant administration
  2. Research and sector intelligence
  3. Workforce innovations
  4. Career promotion and planning
  5. 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

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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