• The CHT Aged Care Fund uses surplus funds to make a difference

    CHT Aged Care Fund

    The CHT Aged Care Fund continues to invest in initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of older people by providing a selected number of grants each year, and demonstrates our commitment to both the aged care sector as well as to the growing elderly population.

    Our Philosophy

    CHT’s dedication to continuous quality improvement and innovation, and its desire to support delivery of high-quality care across the entire aged care sector, inspired the establishment of the CHT Aged Care Fund in 2019, to provide grants for projects across research, access to care, and workforce development.

    Our Recipients

    Third Age Health
    Third Age Health

    Third Age Health, a leading medical service provider for older adults living in residential care nationwide, has developed a guidebook ‘Navigating Wellness: a guide to primary health for older New Zealanders’ to help improve the experience  as they navigate their personal health care and lifestyle journey. You can download the guidebook here: https://thirdagehealth.co.nz/navigatingwellness/

    CHT Dementia STARs
    Dementia Foundation of New Zealand

    The Dementia STARs (Short Trainings in Awareness and Responsiveness) educational resource kits have already been created to benefit the dementia care workforce including medical, nursing, support workers and educators, built on expert research and sound educational principles.

    Professor John Parsons Study
    University of Auckland

    Selected to receive the inaugural grant, Professor John Parsons of the University of Auckland is piloting a casemix project over a six month period at CHT’s rest home, hospital and dementia unit in Te Awamutu, as a practical demonstration of how his casemix model can perform.

    CHT Aged Care Fund in the media

    Ground-breaking project gives a glimpse into the future of aged care

    One of New Zealand’s longest running aged care organisations, CHT Healthcare Trust, is bringing the future into focus thanks to the new CHT Aged Care Fund, and backing a project set to transform care through a highly tailored, needs- based model.

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    Guidebook set to shine a light on ageing well

    Older New Zealanders will benefit from a free guidebook being created to gather and refine vital information needed to age well in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    High praise for ground-breaking dementia care resources

    A new set of free educational resources, designed to enhance the way those living with dementia in Aotearoa New Zealand are cared for, has been welcomed with open arms by carers since being launched in early September.

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    Application Process

    The CHT Aged Care Fund application process includes a number of steps – see below for details. Please note, applications are closed at this time.

    CHT Aged Care Fund Application Process

    Aged Care Fund FAQs

    The CHT Aged Care Fund will provide a selected number of grants each calendar year.

    We are looking for applications in the following areas, directly relating to the aged care sector:

    • Research into the needs of older people
    • Improved access to aged care
    • Aged care workforce development

    We are looking for applications that demonstrate the following key criteria:

    • Quality and social benefit of outcomes: 30% weighting
    • Demonstrable benefit to aged care sector: 15%
    • Capacity and capability to deliver: 25%
    • Best practice and sustainability of programmes (applied research): 15%
    • Alignment with CHT’s goals: 15%

    Grants will not be awarded for business start-ups, nor to projects that are only set up to benefit an individual organisation. Project applications must show a clear transferrable benefit to the wider aged care sector in New Zealand.

    The level of support provided by each grant will be based on the needs of the selected applications. Selected projects will require robust key performance indicators and reporting to ensure each grant is being used to its fullest and truest capacity, with maximum impact.