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.
Tā ngā kāhui kākā katoa, he tātāriki – Every flock of kākā has a leader
He pūkenga tō Tū, he pūkenga anō tō Rongo – Have the right skills for the right occasion
Workforce development grants are available twice each year in March and September.
Our September funding round will open on Tuesday, 1 September and close at midday on Wednesday, 30 September 2020.
We recommend submitting your application on our online grants portal at least 3–7 days before the closing time.
If you have previously been successful in receiving Te Pou grant funding, please ensure all reporting and accountability is up to date.
You can expect to hear back from us with the outcome of your application by Monday 19 October 2020.
Workforce development grants are available to:
Applications can be made by Disabled Support Services (DSS) providers that hold a current MoH contract, or by Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) that are part of the DPO coalition.
Applications can be made by anyone on Individualised Funding (IF) and individuals registered in the Mid Central disability system transformation roll-out for the learning and development of their employees.
The grant covers the costs of employees taking part in leadership and skills development activities. The grant can be used for:
The workforce development grant does not fund course development, administration, standard service delivery, service development and business as usual costs.
Te Pou have other training grants available to support employees with the cost of MoH approved qualifications.
The learning activity must align with Let’s get real: Disability as an overarching framework, meeting the needs of disabled people, whānau and communities.
Learning topics that align to the following areas will be prioritised:
As well as complying with the grants terms and conditions, applications must also meet the eligibility criteria.
Participants must be New Zealand citizens or a permanent resident.
The learning activity must: