Funding and payments

Funding and payments

Last updated 1 June 2022
Last updated 1 June 2022

How Special Supplementary Grant for Special Education (SSG – Special Education) is allocated and payments are made.


The SSG – Special Education is allocated to institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) as part of the Investment Plan process.

It forms part of an ITP’s total annual allocation for Student Achievement Component– provision at levels 1 and 2 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (non-competitive allocation) (SAC levels 1 and 2 non-competitive) funding.

The funding provides for additional tutorial support for specific qualifications offered to students with special needs or disabilities.

As the grant is not measured in equivalent full-time students, it does not form part of an ITP’s costed mix of provision.


Payments are made monthly as part of an ITP’s SAC levels 1 and 2 (non-competitive) payments.

Funding allocation

2023 Special Supplementary Grant indicative allocations

The 2023 indicative allocation is our early estimate of each TEO’s ‘On-Plan’ funding that each TEO could receive for 2023 if their Investment Plan is approved for funding. We calculate the indicative allocation using a set of allocation methodologies. The indicative allocation methodologies are specific to each fund and are reviewed and revised every year to ensure alignment to funding determinations and the current tertiary environment.

2023 indicative allocations are made available through the My Allocations and Payments app on Ngā Kete on 1st June 2022. This will include additional details that provide the additional breakdown for the allocations.

The details of the 2023 indicative allocation can be found within the 2023 Global Indicative Allocations Methodology [PDF] (PDF, 514 KB) document.

For more details regarding your specific allocation, please contact or your Relationship Manager.