Pacific Education Support Fund extends to four other regions

The Pacific Education Support Fund has been extended to applicants from the Waikato, Hawke's Bay – Tairāwhiti, Wellington and in Canterbury and the Chatham Islands.

The Support Fund will ensure that, during COVID-19, Pacific learners have improved access to culturally competent support services for attendance and active engagement.

The Fund will also support access to on-site learning services and ongoing educational and training pathways, and to strengthen the connections between Pacific families and places of learning.

Providers and community organisations in the four regions can apply for funding to support education-related needs, including:

  • connecting Pacific learners and families with appropriate services supporting education-related needs, for example with on-site learning and accessing ongoing education and training pathways; and
  • building reciprocal relationships between Pacific families and places of learning, to ensure that Pacific learners stay connected to education.

In 2021, the Support Fund has $1.7m for organisations and providers to respond to Pacific learner’s education and wellbeing needs, across the four regions. The amount for each region varies, based on its Pacific learner population:

  • $295,000 for Waikato
  • $181,000 for Hawke’s Bay -Tairāwhiti
  • $807,000 for Wellington
  • $415,000 for Canterbury and Chatham Islands

The extending of the Support Fund to the four regions follows the launch of the Auckland Support Fund on 16 September.  In 2020, $3.5m is available to support projects in the Auckland region. Applications to the Auckland Support Fund close on 16 October.

Applications to the Pacific Education Support Fund – 4 Regions- are open now and close on 5 November.

Find more information on the Pacific Education Support Fund.(external link)

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