Infrastructure Education & Training Charitable Trust
About the Trust
The Trust was established by a Deed dated 26 November 2021, by the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation Incorporated. The Trust helps develop, promote and facilitate education and training within the infrastructure industry so as to increase the general and specific competencies which contribute to the effectiveness of employees within the industry.
The Infrastructure Industry is defined as organisations that provide ‘the basic physical and organisational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.’
Two grants rounds are to be held each year, one in March and one in September. Applications shall be accepted from:
Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd
Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure WDC
Entities providing scholarships, grants or similar to individuals who are in vocational training on an infrastructure related qualification, and
Entities working within the infrastructure sector (for example providers, industry associations, industry groups, researchers).
Grants can only be made to organisations operating in partnership with Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Ltd, or Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure WDC, and are based within the infrastructure sectors of civil construction, three waters, energy and telecommunications.
Applicants must show relevant infrastructure industry support (such as from an industry association, large employers group or other industry body).
Grants are for projects, and not for funding of day to day expenditure, although this does not exclude operational costs involved in a project.
A maximum of $1,000,000 will be granted each calendar year.
No single grant shall exceed $500,000.
Total grants to organisations that provide scholarships, grants or similar to individuals in vocational training on an infrastructure related qualification shall not exceed $150,000 in any calendar year.
How to apply
The March applications will be open from 1 March to 31 March annually. Applicants will be advised of the outcomes by 30 June.
The September applications will be open from 1 September to 30 September annually. Applicants will be advised of the outcomes by 31 December.
Applications are considered by the Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust Advisory Panel.