Search and Rescue (ACE)

Search and Rescue (ACE)

Last updated 28 March 2017
Last updated 03/28/2017

The Adult and Community Education (ACE) Fund provides for community-based education that meets community learning needs. The Search and Rescue (SAR) (ACE) Fund supports volunteers in the field of search and rescue to achieve the relevant class and level of training and accreditation they need to perform search and rescue operations.

The focus of the Search and Rescue (ACE) Fund is the training of volunteers, so funding is prioritised for targeted, skills-based short awards (under 40 credits each), including training schemes.

We fund tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to provide search and rescue training to learners nominated by New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR), or an organisation recognised by NZSAR (NZSAR provides strategic leadership to the New Zealand Search and Rescue sector, and works alongside organisations and individuals who provide search and rescue services).