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Our aim

He pai te hakahoki

It’s good to give back

 

As a registered charity, we’re here to support the growth of knowledge, the development of resources and the personal health and wellbeing of our members, their colleagues in the education & public service sectors and the wider New Zealand community

Our 'Grants for Good' program will provide funding support for educational initiatives that can leave you, your colleagues, your workplaces, your communities, or your opportunities, better off. Our focus is on making good ideas possible... wherever they come from.

Grant Themes

2024 Grant Themes

While our grants may support many ideas, for 2024 the Grants Committee has identified some relevant & contemporary themes and will place particular emphasis on them.

  • The Future of Work

    Exploring issues such as work life balance, changes and management of workloads, Covid-19 impacts on working, how our sectors can better support lifelong learning.
  • Wellbeing

    Exploring issues around how we can enable all our members to thrive, minimise the impacts of stress and burnout, and support or create better physical, mental or financial wellbeing in the education & public service sectors.
  • Equity

    Exploring issues around Te Tiriti understanding and implications, democratic decision-making, gender & pay equity, and giving workers a voice.
  • Special Topics

    Topics could include the value of early childhood education, work or industry experience for educators, retraining for a second career or responding to Climate Change.

Grants Category

Individual Grants

Applications are now closed for 2024. The 2025 round will be opened on 1st July 2024.

  • Hardship Grants for Study

    Are you currently, or planning to study for a tertiary qualification, but due to real financial hardship your plans are now in tatters?

    When times are tough people need a helping hand, so these grants are designed to help make dreams come true.

    So, if you need a grant to either complete or undertake new tertiary study, our ‘Grants for Good’ may be the answer. 

  • Professional Development

    Are you planning to undertake some professional development activities but need funding to make it happen?

    Education is in our DNA, so supporting professional development and helping people achieve their dreams is what we like to do.

    So, if you need a grant to undertake professional development, our ‘Grants for Good’ may be the answer. 

  • Small Project Grants

    Do you have a great idea that could make a real difference, but need funding to make it happen?

    We understand that providing grants to fund small projects can transform a great idea into a real game changer.

    So, if you need a grant to undertake a project that may benefit your sector or wider community, our ‘Grants for Good’ may well be the answer. 

Grants Category

Group & Special Grants

Applications are now closed for 2024. The 2025 round will be opened on 1st July 2024.

  • Group Grants

    Is your group planning to undertake a project and is looking for funding?

    When groups of people collaborate, amazing things can happen.

    So, if your group needs a grant to develop something amazing that may benefit your sector or wider community, our ‘Grants for Good’ may be the answer.

  • Special Project Grants

    Is your group planning a “special” project that requires a bespoke funding solution?

    We understand that projects targeting the “Big Issues” require a bespoke funding solution to deliver great outcomes.

    So, if your group needs a grant to tackle the “Big Issues” and deliver great outcomes, our ‘Grants for Good’ may be the answer.

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Grant Committee

Our Grant Committees

Our Union Owners have established a Grants Committee and they will make decisions on the applications and distribution of the grants. They are:

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    Janet Quigley

    Representing PSA
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    Vernon Tile

    Representing PPTA
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    Sharn Riggs

    Representing TEU
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    Darrel Ward

    Representing HealthCarePlus's Board
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    Tanja Bristow

    Representing ISEA
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    Janice Shramka

    Representing NZEI
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    Shelley Weir

    Representing TIASA