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Building Financial Capability Grants 2023

Grants are delivering a funding boost to providers of Building Financial Capability (BFC) services.

The ‘Building Financial Capability Grants 2023’ will implement Government’s recent funding announcement of $3 million for providers to help people and whānau access community-based BFC services.

The funding aims to ensure that providers will have sufficient capacity to provide BFC services to vulnerable clients during this time of increased complexity.

Applications for the grants have now closed

Applicants have an MSD contract to provide BFC Services in the 2022-23 financial year. Providers delivering financial mentoring, MoneyMates, BFC Plus Kahukura, Debt Solutions and the national financial helpline MoneyTalks are eligible, subject to the application conditions.

BFC providers across all of New Zealand will receive support. The regions of Northland, Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, and the Tararua District are priority areas eligible for additional support.

The grants are shown in the table below.

BFC service type

Grant per provider ($)

BFC Core (in priority areas)


BFC Core (in all other areas)


BFC Plus (in all areas)


Debt Solutions services (nationally available)


MoneyTalks (national financial helpline)


Total available


The application forms are shown below for archive purposes only:

Applicants' questions were answered in the FAQs:

Next steps

Applications had to be received by MSD by 5.00pm on 30 April 2023. Receipts have been issued for all applications that met the criteria.

A full list of successful applicants will be published on this page later in May.

For more information

Contact the MSD Building Financial Capability team: financial_capability@msd.govt.nz

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