The 7th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference

AMHOIC 2019 Attendance Assistance Grants

We understand there are people who would like to present at and attend AMHOIC 2019, however may not be able to because of their current financial circumstances.

AMHOIC 2019 Attendance Assistance Grants are being made available to help reduce financial barriers to presenting at, and/or attending the conference. 

The grants are to assist people who have an interest in the role of information in system change or improving service experiences, and who hold roles in our sector where they make a direct contribution to the wellbeing of people who experience challenges linked to their mental health and/or addiction. For example, service user and consumer leaders, family/whānau facilitators, cultural advisors, peer support workers, students, emerging leaders and outcome and information champions. 

Please note - AMHOIC 2019 Attendance Assistance Grants are only available for people living in New Zealand.

Diversity shapes the world we contribute to and enriches our conversations. We welcome grant applications from people working in, or pursuing study in, mental health and addictions, who actively consider life span issues and cultural diversity.  

Applications for assistance grants to attend AMHOIC 2019 are open and will close at midday on Friday, 14 June 2019.  

Who can apply

  • Individuals working for a non-government or community-based care organisation, or district health board, working in or accessing mental health and/or addiction services and using information 
  • People currently engaged in a relevant field of study who have an interest in the role of information in system change and service provision 
  • People who have had an abstract approved to present at AMHOIC 2019 and meet either of the criteria above. 

How the grant can be used 

AMHOIC 2019 Attendance Assistance Grants are designed to contribute to the costs of people presenting at, and/or attending the Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference (AMHOIC) 2019.

Grant applications can be made for costs associated with: 

  • conference registration fees 
  • pre-conference workshop registration 
  • accommodation and flights 
  • other conference travel related costs, like taxis, public transport. 

The grant does not fund food. Food provided as part of the conference is funded via the conference fee. Breakfasts and food outside the conference are at the participant's expense.  

Please note – Applicants will be asked to provide a budget of the costs they require assistance with to present at, and/or attend AMHOIC 2019. Grants are a contribution towards costs and if the grant is significantly over subscribed, a panel will make the decision on how the funds are allocated based on the criteria below. 

Eligibility criteria 

As well as complying with our terms and conditions, grant applicants must also meet the following criteria. 

Applicants must be: 

  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident 
  • 16 years or older 
  • in genuine hardship which prevents them from presenting at, and/or attending AMHOIC 2019, and without access to adequate funding from other sources to attend the conference 
  • currently living and/or working in New Zealand  
  • from a non-government or community-based care organisation, or district health board, working in or accessing mental health and/or addiction services and using information and/or currently engaged in a relevant field of study with a recognised education provider. 

Please contact grants@tepou.co.nz if you need further information. 

To apply you will need to create an account on the Te Pou Grants Portal.

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