Pacific Provider Development Fund 2021/22

2021/22 PPDF funding applications are invited from Pacific health and disability service providers who meet the following nationally set criteria. They must:

  1. be an existing Pacific health service provider (ie a provider that is owned and governed by Pacific peoples and provides service primarily, but not exclusively, for Pacific people), and
  2. hold a health service contract (with the Ministry of Health, a District Health Board (DHB), or a Primary Health Organisation (PHO) within the last 18 months, and
  3. be a legal entity.

Note that Pacific health providers who have received COVID and/or Community innovation fund contracts and no other health contracts do not qualify for PPDF.


The Pacific Provider Development Fund (PPDF) is a $3.5 million annual fund designed to improve the capacity and capability of Pacific health and disability providers. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for PPDF funding.

The aim of PPDF support is to better enable providers to participate equitably and deliver effective health and disability services through organisational and workforce development opportunities across these capacity development areas:

  1. Pacific Organisation Values and Philosophy
  2. Mission, strategy and planning
  3. Service design and evaluation
  4. Human resources
  5. Information technology
  6. Financial management
  7. Governance and leadership
  8. Communications and external relations.

Applicants must undertake a self-assessment using the Pacific Provider Development Self-Assessment Tool to identify areas that need development. The scoring from the Pacific Provider Development Self-Assessment Tool informs the development of the PPDF application. Applicants must have completed the Pacific Provider Development Self-Assessment Tool to apply for funding.

Applicants must also use the Tiering Assessment Tool which provides an indication of the provider’s tier. This will guide the contract term and support required from the Ministry.

Application guidelines

View the following guidelines for information on the eligibility criteria.

Self-assessment tool and Tiering tool

In order to complete your application form, you need to complete a capacity and capability self-assessment:

And use the tiering tool:

Application form

Applications for PPDF 2021/22 open on Monday 31 May 2021 and close on Friday 16 July 2021.

Providers must submit their application by email before the closing time and date. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Providers with any questions or concerns regarding this process can email [email protected].

Support to complete the self-assessment tool and application form will be available by a third party. If you require support, please email [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.


The PPDF Commissioning Framework was developed with input from the Pacific health sector.

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