It is a challenging time for the not-for-profit sector in the current economic situation, and many organisations have had to take budget cuts in staff training.
The Tindall Foundation scholarships for Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management students have made training more accessible for people working in the sector.
The scholarships subsidise course fees for students, who are usually in their first year of study, are on relatively low incomes, or face the barrier of long-distance travel.
Students and their organisations alike benefit from the practical programme, which has classes on topics such as financial management and leadership skills.
This training would not be possible without scholarship funding for students working in small community organisations with limited resources.
"The lecturers provide a bridge between the work out there and the study I need to do to develop my skills," says student Zane Scarborough. "The Tindall scholarship has supported me where my work wouldn't have been able to."
In 2008, The Tindall Foundation assisted 55 students on the Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management programme.
For more information contact:
Hilary Star Foged, Programme Director, Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management
Unitec New Zealand