How many grants are available?
Five (5) grants are available in the Auckland region in 2019. You can only be awarded an Auckland Grant once.
How much is the grant?
Each grant is for $2,500 incl GST (if applicable).
Who is eligible?
Any employer taking on a new apprentice in the Auckland region.
The Auckland region is specified as areas covered by BCITO's Central Auckland, West Auckland, North Auckland and South Auckland Area offices. If you are unsure if your area qualifies please get in touch with your local Training Advisor.
Apprentices must be salaried employees.
What can the grants be used for?
You can use this grant to cover costs associated with training. Some examples include:
- BCITO course fees
- Tools and/or technology
This grant cannot be used to subsidise wages.
How do you apply?
You can apply by completing and submitting the BCITO Auckland Grant Form, along with a portfolio of supporting information. Your portfolio should include:
- A description of your current situation and how you are eligible for the grant
- How the grant will help your business train in your sector, including your business goals
- What specifically you will use the money for, and any supporting documents that are evidence of the cost
- Details of your nominated bank account (in the case of a successful grant application, this is where money will be paid) including, a bank statement or image showing: account holder name, bank name and bank number
When can applications be made?
Applications open on 29 October 2019 and must be received on or before 22 November 2019.
How will applications be considered?
All applications will be considered by BCITO’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). They may request additional information from the applicant or from their Training Advisor. Successful applicants will demonstrate how well the intended use of the funds, meets the purpose of the grant/scholarship.
All decisions made will be final.
How and when will applicants be notified?
We'll notify you whether your application has been successful or not by mail or phone within one month of the application close date. Your Training Advisor or Business Development Advisor will also be notified.
If you are awarded a grant your name will be published in BC News, you must also be available for media interview if required.
How do successful applicants receive funds?
If you are using this grant to pay your BCITO training fees we will retain the funds which means you won't receive an invoice from us for $2,500 worth of training.
For costs incurred from any other supplier, payment will be made direct to your specified bank account.
Want to know more?
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