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

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 (MoH,) 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.

Te Pou manages Skills Matter funding on behalf of 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.

Grants

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Resources

Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

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Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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