Funding mechanisms and delegations

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Last updated 25 September 2023
Last updated 25 September 2023

Here are links to funding mechanisms (also known as 419s) and letters of delegation issued under the by the Minister of Education.

A funding mechanism, or letter of delegation, instructs us about a fund’s purpose and the government's policy settings for the fund.

Funding mechanisms cover the majority of funds we offer

The funding mechanisms, and letters of delegation, below are grouped by year.

To view a summary of changes made to the updated 2024 funding determinations, fee regulations and Fees Free delegation, see 2024 funding mechanisms changes

2024 funding mechanisms/delegations

Current funding mechanisms/delegations from prior years

Fund

Year reference

ACE Aotearoa funding delegation (PDF 351 KB)

2022

Centres of Research Excellence funding mechanism (PDF 471 KB)

2020

Emergency Management (EM) and Search and Rescue (SAR) training funding delegation (PDF 165 KB)             

2021

Gateway funding mechanism (PDF 225 KB)

2020 (from 1 January 2016)

Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF 171 KB)

2020 (from 8 December 2015)

National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence funding mechanism (PDF 207 KB)

2020 (from 1 July 2018)

2023 funding mechanisms/delegations

Unified Funding System

Current funding mechanisms/delegations from prior years

Fund

Year reference

ACE Aotearoa funding delegation (PDF 351 KB)

2022

Emergency Management (EM) and Search and Rescue (SAR) training funding delegation (PDF 165 KB)             

2021

Gateway funding mechanism (PDF 225 KB)

2020 (from 1 January 2016)

Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF 171 KB)

2020 (from 8 December 2015)

2020 funding mechanisms/delegations

Adult and Community Education (ACE) funding mechanism (PDF 506 KB) 

Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) funding mechanism (PDF 376 KB) from 1 July 2021 (2019/20 selection round) 

Emergency Management (EM) and Search and Rescue (SAR) training funding delegation (PDF 165 KB) 

Equity Funding funding mechanism (PDF 202 KB) 

Fees Free, and Targeted Training and Apprenticeships funding delegation (Free Trades Training) (PDF 458 KB) 

Group Training Schemes Fund delegation (PDF 249 KB) 

Improve Equity Outcomes funding delegation (PDF 176 KB) 

Gateway funding mechanism 2016 (PDF 225 KB) 

Hardship Fund for Learners funding delegation (PDF 317 KB) 

Home-based ECE Programme Development in Other Languages funding delegation (PDF 152 KB) 

Industry Training Fund (ITF) funding mechanism (PDF 838 KB) 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools funding mechanism and revocation of funding mechanism (PDF 883 KB) 

Level 1–6 Qualification Development Fund funding mechanism (PDF 281 KB) 

Literacy and Numeracy funding mechanism (PDF 753 KB) 

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training funding mechanism (PDF 826 KB) 

Medical Trainee Intern Grant funding mechanism (PDF 171 KB) 

National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence funding mechanism (PDF 207 KB) 

Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) funding mechanism (PDF 486 KB) 

Private Training Establishment (PTE) Provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Provision Fund (PDF 234 KB) 

Private Training Establishment (PTE) Targeted Assistance Fund (PDF 235 KB) 

Specialised English for Speakers of Other Languages funding mechanism (PDF 553 KB) 

Student Achievement Component – Levels 1 and 2 funding mechanism (PDF 702 KB) 

Student Achievement Component – Provision at Level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework funding mechanism (PDF 1.3 MB) 

Technology Access Fund for Learners funding delegation (PDF 333 KB) 

Wānanga Research Capability Fund funding mechanism (PDF 206 KB) 

WDC/Transition ITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund (PDF 259 KB) 

Workforce Development Council Establishment funding delegation (PDF 159 KB) 

Youth Guarantee funding mechanism (PDF 690 KB) 

2014 funding mechanisms/delegations

Funding mechanism – Adult and Community Education (ACE) (2014) (PDF 284 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Adult and Community Education (ACE) Search and Rescue Provision (2014) (PDF 196 KB) 

Funding mechanism – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (2014) (PDF 313 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Equity funding (PDF 185 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Gateway (2014) (PDF 205 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Industry Training Fund (2014 – 2015) (PDF 522 KB)

Funding mechanism – Literacy and Numeracy provision (2014) (PDF 376 KB) 

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) from 3 October 2013 (PDF 241 KB)

Funding mechanism – Medical Trainee Intern Grant (PDF 129 KB) 

Funding mechanism – National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence from 1 July 2013 (PDF 142 KB) 

Funding mechanism - Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2014 (PDF 486 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (2013 – 2014) (PDF 1 MB) 

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) supplement from 1 January 2014 (PDF 172 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (competitive allocation) (2013 - 2014) (PDF 566 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Student Achievement Component (SAC) provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (competitive allocation) supplement (2013 – 2014) (PDF 62 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Wānanga Research Capability Fund (2013 – 2014) (PDF 323 KB) 

Funding mechanism – Youth Guarantee (2014) (PDF 310 KB)