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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Open for applications 17th July 2023

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If you have any questions, please contact: awards@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Please note: You will need to sign up to register on the applications website. Once registered, you will be able to start your application. You can return to complete your application at another time, by signing back in. This video shows how to continue a partially completed application.   View The Video

Outward Bound Activate Course

The $3191 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to and from Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for the successful applicant.

Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Activate Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman with a physical disability who is planning to return to education and / or training.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for an eight (8) day Outward Bound Activate Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is:

  • A woman with a physical disability

  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa; and currently lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand

  • 18+ years as at 15 April

  • Available to attend an 8 day Outward Bound Activate Course (course date to be confirmed with Outward Bound)

  • Able to independently manage their personal care, transfers and medication

  • Able to communicate verbally and have no intellectual disability

  • Able to attend without a carer and have experience of spending time away from home

  • Willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker

  • Confident in water and comfortable putting head underwater

  • Willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories

  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Outward Bound Award or attended an Outward Bound Course

Note: The following link will give you a general idea about this particular course: https://www.outwardbound.co.nz/courses/activate/

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria

  • Previous achievements

  • Education and/or training plans

  • Rationale for receiving the award

  • Personal circumstances

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 17th July 2023 and submit it by the closing date 16th August 2023.