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A number of grants are available to support workforce and leadership development.

Forensic mental health services grant

The Forensic Mental Health Services Workforce Development Grant is a workforce development grant specifically for non-clinical and cultural kaimahi (staff) working in regional adult forensic mental health services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The grant will help cover the costs to take part in a course or training programme that aligns with the Let’s get real framework and will help participants to improve health outcomes for Māori accessing forensic mental health services.

Disability grants

Disability grants are available to enhance skills, develop leadership and strengthen the workforce of people providing supports to disabled people and their whānau.

Te Pou grants are made available by the Ministry of Health, who set the priority areas for funding.

Disability grants available:

Skills Matter

Skills Matter provides funding for postgraduate training for new graduates and existing practitioners working in DHB, NGO and primary care settings, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and addiction practitioners. Trainees must also be working in a service that is funded by the Ministry of Health or a DHB.

Te Pou manages Skills Matter funding on behalf of the Ministry of Health. Along with funding for specific programmes, a grant is available for travel and accommodation assistance.

The programmes of study available are:

Grant terms and conditions

See the full terms and conditions for Te Pou grants, including the Consumer Leadership Development grant, the Workforce Development grant, Training grant and the Skills Matter travel and accommodation assistance grant.