Youth Forensics Workforce Development Grant

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About the grant

As part of the Youth Forensics Workforce Development project, Whāraurau is offering grants of up to $5,000 (inc.GST) to kaimahi who are wanting to complete training to support their mahi.

This grant is specifically for: 

  • Clinical and non-clinical cultural Kaimahi who hold a minimum of a 0.4 FTE role (Te Whatu Ora / NGOs) 
  • Who are working with taiohi who are or have been in contact with youth justice, forensic services or mental health and AOD services, and who are at an increased risk of offending or re-offending

Note: To better meet the needs of these taiohi and their whānau, grant preference will be given to applicants with lived experience in Te Ao Māori, Pacific or LGBTTQIA+ communities.

Applications close 31st May 2023

What the grant covers

  • Up to NZD $5,000 (inc. GST) for course(s), and related costs 
  • You can apply for more than one course as long as the total does not exceed NZD $5,000
  • The grant will not cover applicant wages or back-filling for your employer

Payment of course fees / reimbursement

  • If your application is approved, Whāraurau will pay course fees directly to the course provider.
  • If applying for course related costs you will need to supply Whāraurau with GST receipts so we can reimburse you.  

The course must:

  • Be delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Not be covered by funding from other grants or agencies

To apply you will need to:

  • Provide information and a link to the course 
  • A short statement about how this will enhance your mahi 
  • Have your line manager send an email to [email protected] supporting your application 
  • Complete the Real Skills Plus competency framework*
  • Provide proof of residency / citizenship using this secure link

*Real Skills Plus is a competency framework that helps identify strengths, knowledge, and skills as a practitioner.  The results of this survey can identify the skills and knowledge you gained through your course. Note: you will be asked to repeat the competency framework after your course has been completed. 

Start your application

To apply, click here to access the application form. 

It is recommended you submit your application no later than five days before the closing date of 31 May 2023.

Please be aware it is expected to take four weeks to process your application and pay your course costs. 

What happens next

  • You will receive an email to tell you if your application meets the eligibility criteria to be forwarded to the Youth Forensics Grant panel for approval 
  • We will then inform you if your application has been approved or not approved by the panel 
  • If approved, you will need to provide proof of enrolment and course costs
  • Our team will be in touch to confirm payment has been made to the course provider
  • Applications for course related costs are capped to the amount approved and GST receipts will be required for reimbursement 

To access the grant application form please click here