How funding works

We provide funding to NGOs, strategic partners and communities to help us deliver services that support tamariki and rangatahi.

Funding opportunities are announced here on our website, and at:

Getting approval

Providers contracted by Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, must have the capability and capacity to deliver quality social services on an on-going basis. The Social Services Accreditation team at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) assess organisations to make sure they’re suitable:

Read more about Social Services Accreditation on the MSD website

Level 1 accreditation Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children is responsible for assessing and approving new care partners and services under section 396 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. Applications to become a care partner should be made to the Oranga Tamariki Māori, Partnerships and Community National Quality Team. Once a provider’s application to become a care partner has been accepted, the Māori, Partnerships and Community National Quality Team will confirm that the provider is ready and eligible to start the Level 1 accreditation process with Te Kāhui Kāhu.


Published: March 13, 2017 · Updated: September 14, 2023