2017/18 Targeted Assistance for Participation (TAP) Fund

The Targeted Assistance for Participation (TAP) fund supports increasing participation in early childhood education by establishing new child places in high priority areas. TAP provides start-up funding and incentives to create new child places in communities where they are most needed.

In 2017/18 there are 2 streams of TAP funding available:

  • TAP 2 – A partial funding stream that provides incentives (such as part funding for the establishment of new child places) and partnership opportunities in a wide range of high priority areas. Registrations of Interest (ROI) for the TAP 2017/18 partial funding stream opens on 6 November 2017 on  Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS).
  • TAP 3 – A low-cost, high-value funding stream that establishes new child places in a broad range of priority areas that have pockets of low participation. For further information about TAP 3 funding, please contact your regional Ministry of Education Office.

How much funding is being invested through the TAP fund?

In the 2017/18 year, $11.226 million will be invested through the TAP fund to support participation in high priority areas.

How are priority areas selected for TAP funding?

TAP funding is targeted towards areas with the largest numbers of non-participating children.

Priority areas a identified as having the greatest need for TAP funding are selected annually by the Ministry, based on where we stand to have the biggest impact on ECE participation by creating new child places.

Who is eligible for TAP funding?

Funding is available to groups that can meet the needs of target communities in priority areas identified by the Ministry of Education within the parameters of the TAP programmes.

For further information about TAP funding, including eligibility, contact your regional Ministry of Education Office.

Priority areas are listed below by region and Census Area Unit (CAU).

TAP 2 2017/18 Partial Funding National Priority CAU List

Mangere Cluster (or adjacent CAU)
  • Favona West
  • Aorere
  • Mascot
  • Kohuora
  • Viscount
Manurewa cluster (listed CAUs only)
  • Homai West
  • Clendon North
Otara cluster (listed CAUs only)
  • Otara North
  • Otara West
Otahuhu (listed CAU only)
  • Otahuhu West
Howick  (listed CAU only)
  • Donegal Park

TAP 3 2016/17 Low-cost, High-value Funding Regional Priority

For further information on TAP 3 funding, contact your regional Ministry of Education Office.

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