Got an idea to make a difference?.

Are you looking to undertake training or professional development, or do you have a great idea that could make a real difference, but need funding to make it happen?

HealthCarePlus understands that providing grants to support professional development, or to fund projects both small and large, can transform a great idea into a real game changer. If you need a grant to undertake an activity in 2025 that may benefit, you, your sector, or the wider community, HealthCarePlus’s ‘Grants for Good’ may well be the answer.

Last year, ‘Grants for Good’ supported a wide range of amazing projects both large and small and helped individuals with funding for professional development.

For example, they are currently supporting Nikki Sowerby to pursue her degree in Paramedicine from her desire to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. The grant lifted the financial weight off her shoulders, allowing her to focus on her studies and making an even bigger impact as a paramedic. Nikki's story is a powerful reminder that with hard work, commitment, and a little support, achieving your dreams is possible at any stage of life.

HealthCarePlus is also currently supporting Hedgehope School in Southland where they are nurturing and tracking rare native species. They have funded essential resources like a night-vision camera for wildlife tracking and much-needed supplies for Hedgehope School’s nursery. This school is also engaging in filmmaking and carving activities that documents the community’s rich history and this is all being supported by a grant from 'Grants For Good'.

Over the last four rounds 'Grants For Good' has distributed over $550,000 in charitable grants. And for the 2025 round there is well in excess of $200,000 of funding available which will provide a significant step towards making funding for educational projects, training and professional development even more accessible to everyday New Zealanders.

Individual Grants - Category 1

Any individual activity, or small project that has an educational outcome, is eligible to apply for support for amounts from $3,000 to a maximum of $12,000 for one year. This could include hardship grants to help individuals fund their study, support for people undertaking professional development or backing ideas for small projects that make working and living in Aotearoa New Zealand, better for everyone.

Applications for Individual Grants open 3 July and close on 13 September 2024.

Group and Special Grants - Categories 2 and 3

For Group and Special Grants, Expressions of Interest are now open for amounts from $10,000 up to a maximum of $50,000 for one year. These grants are designed to support larger team-based projects or to support conferences.

Please note expressions of interest for group and special grants close at 5pm on 2 August 2024. Short listed Expressions of Interest will then be invited to submit a Full Application that will close on 20 September 2024.

So, get in quick for any group or special grant applications. Remember, they're not just focused on large-scale projects – they'll consider any good idea, from right across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Find out more and apply here