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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.