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Wellbeing Budget 2019 investment in MSD
30 May 2019
Wellbeing Budget 2019 investment in MSD
The Government has announced a significant investment in MSD and our work to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
MSD will receive extra funding of around $1.3 billion over the next four years across a range of initiatives.
The new funding contributes to three of the five Government priorities for Budget 2019:
  • lifting Māori and Pacific incomes, skills and opportunities
  • reducing child poverty and improving child wellbeing, including addressing family violence
  • supporting mental wellbeing for all New Zealanders, with a special focus on under 24s.
The key initiatives that have received new funding for the next four years are outlined on the Ministry of Social Development website here.
More information about the initiatives that have received funding is available in our Budget factsheets.  See the MSD Budget Factsheets