What we can do for

Providers / Ngā ratonga hapori

Supporting providers through COVID-19

We know the COVID-19 situation is having widespread implications and we’re working together with providers so services can continue wherever possible.

Building Financial Capability

Building Financial Capability services aim to build the financial capability of New Zealanders experiencing hardship.

Social Services Accreditation (formerly MSD Approvals)

Social Services Accreditation ensures social sector agency-funded providers are capable of delivering high quality services for people who access them. Social Services Accreditation reviews providers, on behalf of many social sector agencies, against a set of Standards for Approval.

Outcomes Capability Planning and Assessment Tool

The tool aims to build providers' capability in meaningfully reporting on effective results and developing good outcomes data

Results Based Accountability

Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) is a simple, common sense framework which communities and organisations can use to focus on results/outcomes to make a positive change for their communities, whānau and clients.

Pay equity claim oversight

Oversight and support is available for MSD-funded organisations against whom a pay equity claim has been raised. This is not compulsory for providers but is there for employers who wish to take advantage of the assistance. For further information, contact Pay_Equity_Claim_Oversight@msd.govt.nz

Pay equity settlement

The Ministry is working with providers who employ vocational and disability care and support workers to implement a landmark pay equity settlement.

Ka Hao Tangata Grant Fund

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.

He Poutama Rangatahi

He Poutama Rangatahi is a cross-agency initiative aimed at rangatahi (the younger generation) who are most at risk of long-term unemployment and who may need extra individualised and ongoing support to connect to training and employment. He Poutama Rangatahi also supports employers to help meet the needs of rangatahi.

Māori Trades and Training Fund

The Māori Trades and Training Fund has been created through the government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. The Māori Trades and Training Fund supports community-led employment and training programmes through partnerships between Māori and the Crown. The programme will empower solutions by Māori, for Māori.