Online grants portal

Going online makes it easy for you!

  • Register your organisation once and your details will be there next time you come to apply.
  • Automated steps and sums - no more having to keep your calculator handy!
  • Save your form and come back to it as necessary.
  • Track the status of your application.

Who can apply?

  • Disability Support Service providers who hold a contract with the Ministry of Health.
  • Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) that are part of the DPO coalition.

Please contact if you need further information.

Which grants can I apply for via the portal?

Applications for the disability workforce development grants will be submitted via the portal - there will no longer be paper based forms for these grants.

What kind of questions will I be asked in my application?

While we have taken the system online the nature of the questions asked are largely the same as our previous paper-based application system.

Information required

  • Information to show you satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • Details of the speciality of services you provide.
  • Your Ministry of Health details.
  • The primary contact person for your application.
  • Details of the learning activity.
  • Details of cost associated with the learning activity.
  • Details of participants that will undertake the learning activity.
  • Delivery of learning activity (method, location, etc).
  • Details of the organisational support for participants to undertake the learning activity.
  • An outline of opportunities that will enable the participant to apply the skills and knowledge attained from the learning activity to benefit disabled people/sector.
  • Background of facilitator in the disability sector.
  • Involvement of disabled people in the development/facilitation of the training.
  • Alignment of learning activities to the overarching Let’s get real: Disability framework and other grant priorities, as detailed below.

Consumer leadership development grant priorities

Training topics might include these priority areas:

  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • self-determination, confidence and authority
  • consumer roles and influencing quality services
  • citizenship, wellbeing and inclusion.

Applications that fall outside of these priority areas will be considered but will receive a lower rating. For more information please read our consumer leadership development grant page.

Workforce development grant priorities

The learning activity must align with the Let’s get real: Disability framework as an overarching framework, meeting the needs of disabled people, whānau and communities.

Learning topics might include the following:

  • supporting disabled people in the areas of safety, autonomy, self-determination, citizenship and representation, for example, training on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • specific disabilities and specialist support including ASD
  • literacy and numeracy development
  • disability awareness and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for health professionals (where the course is run by disabled people)
  • cultural competency and responsiveness
  • strategic and operational management, governance and leadership that leads to transformational change of an organisation
  • protecting children with disabilities.

For more information please read our workforce development grant page.