Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Online grants portal

Going online makes it easy for you!

  • Register 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 (DSS) providers who hold a contract with the Ministry of Health (MoH).
  • Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) that are part of the DPO coalition.
  • People receiving Individualised Funding (IF).
  • People from Mid Central who are registered as part of the system transformation roll out.

Which grants can I apply for?

All applications for our disability grants need to be submitted via our online grants portal - we do not accept paper based applications.

What kind of questions will be asked?

  • Information to show you satisfy eligibility criteria.
  • Details of the speciality of services you provide.
  • Your MoH details.
  • The primary contact person for your application.
  • Details of the learning activity.
  • Details of cost associated with the learning activity.
  • Details of every participant 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.

Grant priorities

These priorities are developed and agreed with in partnership with MoH. Learning topics that align to the following areas will be prioritised:

Underpinned by

  • Increased awareness of the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) amongst both the disability workforce, and disabled people and their whānau/carers.
  • Leadership development of provider organisations, DPOs, disabled people and whānau.
  • Demonstrated use of the Let’s get real: Disability seven Real Skills to inform the application, is critical assessment criteria for the panel: 
    • Working with disabled people.
    • Working with Māori.
    • Working with families and whānau.
    • Working with communities.
    • Challenging stigma and discrimination, and promoting value.
    • Upholding law, policy and practice.
    • Maintaining professional and personal development.

Applications that fall outside of these priority areas will be considered but may receive a lower rating.

Please check our FAQs or contact grants@tepou.co.nz if you need further information.