Te Pou inviting for Consumer Leadership Development Grant Program


Deadline: 29 March 2019

Te Pou is inviting applicants for its “Consumer leadership Development Grant Program” to support disabled people and family/whānau to take part in leadership development activities. This includes:

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  • training or learning activities that develop consumers’ and family/whānau leadership skills
  • training or learning activities that are for the benefit of other disabled people or the disability sector in general.

Priority Areas

  • Learning topics that align to the following areas will be prioritised:
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Autism
  • Whaia Te Ao Marama
  • High and Complex
  • 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 families/whānau/carers
  • Leadership development of provider organisations, Disabled People’s 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.

Funding Information

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  • Participants can be funded up to $5,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year.
  • Organisations can be funded up to $80,000 (GST inclusive) per calendar year.

Funding Criteria

  • The consumer leadership development grant covers the costs of consumers or family/whānau taking part in leadership development activities. For the purpose of this grant ‘consumer’ includes disabled people and family and whānau.
  • The grant can be used for:
    • course or workshop fees
    • related resources (for example, workbooks, tutors/facilitators)
    • accessibility costs for disabled people, including travel and accommodation and the cost of support people (accessibility costs do not count towards individual or organisational caps).
    • The grant does not fund course development and administration, standard service delivery, service development and business-as-usual costs.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • A participant must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and one of the following:
    • a disabled person eligible to receive Ministry of Health funded disability services or a family/whānau member of an eligible disabled person
    • a Ministry of Health funded Disability Support Services Individualised Funding (IF) client/agent (or a district health board if clients/agents are not eligible)
    • sponsored by an organisation and supported to participate in the learning activity
    • a person who is using a new funding model as part of Disability System Transformation in the MidCentral region.
  • An organisation must be:
    • a Ministry of Health funded Disability Service Provider; or
    • a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that is part of the DPO coalition.
  • Applications can be made by Disabled Support Services (DSS) providers that hold a current Ministry of Health contract, or by Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) that are part of the DPO coalition.
  • Applications can be made in support of development activities for consumers associated with the applicant organisation; or an organisation can sponsor an application by consumers beyond their service.
  • To be sponsored for this grant need to be eligible for DSS services. If applicant are eligible for services but not receiving them, they can also be sponsored. Check if they are eligible for DSS services.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: New Zealand

For more information, please visit https://www.tepou.co.nz/disability-workforce/consumer-leadership-development-grant/71

  • Avatar Mataiti Bwebwe says:

    The program is very good for dissable people in New Zealnd appreciate if this program can be extended to PICs eg Kiribati.
    Thank you.

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