Let's get real grants

Applications for the first round of Let’s get real: Real Skills for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs grants are now open and will remain open until 12pm (midday) on Friday, 21 June 2019.

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About the grant

The purpose of these grants is to support projects that will help organisations implement the Let’s get real: Real Skills for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. It does not apply to Let’s get real: Disability or other knowledge and skills frameworks.

Let’s get real grants are available to any health provider with the intent of using Let’s get real in their organisation. 

Who can apply

  • A New Zealand health service provider, with a contract to the Ministry of Health.
  • A DHB funded non-government organisation providing mental health and addiction services.

Only organisations can apply, individual people are not eligible.

How the grant can be used

The grant contributes towards the cost of projects that aim to implement Let’s get real initiatives in an organisation.

Examples of projects which the grant could be used for are:

  • Co-ordination of using the Real Skills online assessment tool and identifying priorities for a workforce plan. 
  • Project resource to utilise Let’s get real within organisational systems such as human resource processes
  • A focus on the use of the Let’s get real values and attitudes to promote values informed practice.
  • Project resource to co-ordinate use of Let’s get real across a district or group of providers.
  • To extend existing initiatives that have been in place with the use of Let’s get real (2008) and will now consider the use of the refreshed Let’s get real.

Grant priorities

The implementation activity must align with the Real Skills for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. 

Qualifying applications will be assessed on the following priorities:

  • Progressing the demonstration of the values, attitudes and Real Skills of Let’s get real.
  • A focus on people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs.
  • Responsiveness to Māori and Pasifika peoples.
  • Addressing a recognised workforce need.
  • Collaboration with other health sector organisations.
  • Reflecting the intent and recommendations of He Ara Oranga.

Eligibility criteria

As well as complying with our terms and conditions, Let’s get real grant applications must also meet the following criteria:

The organisation must be:

  • a public health provider [excluding disability services] contracted by the Ministry of Health or a district health board, to provide health services.
  • contracted provider for mental health and/or addiction services.
  • based in New Zealand.

The project must:

  • not already be fully funded by the organisation, other agencies or fund provider.
  • start (and usually end) in 12-months of receiving the grant
  • be delivered in New Zealand.