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MSD trials work-readiness grant fund in Auckland
20 August 2018
MSD trials work-readiness grant fund in Auckland
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has established a grant fund – Ka Hao Tangata - to support smaller community-based organisations to provide services to a specified group of individuals to improve their work-readiness and future employment potential.
 
Ka Hao Tangata is being trialled in the Auckland Region between September 2018 and December 2019.
 
Applications for the fund open from 20 August 2018.
 
What is the Ka Hao Tangata Grant Fund for and who can apply?
 
The name of the grant fund is Ka Hao Tangata, this name comes from the Māori whakataukī/proverb:
 
Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi When the old net withers, another is remade and cast out
 
In line with the meaning of this whakataukī, and the intent of the Ka Hao Tangata grant fund the Ministry has extended the interpretation as follows:
 
The new net that we cast will reach those disadvantaged job seekers who are looking for opportunities to develop and prepare themselves to enter the workforce.
 
The Ka Hao Tangata Grant Fund is available to community-based organisations in Auckland to provide long-term, wrap-around support to increase the work readiness of individuals assessed as significantly disadvantaged in the local labour market.
 
People selected for assistance will be based on specific priority group criteria.   Funding is for up to one year.
 
For more information on this go to the Ministry for Social Development website here.