NZDA Voluntary Dental Aid Grants
Financial support for NZDA members to enable community projects that aim to improve the oral health outcomes of high-risk communities within New Zealand and abroad.
Derived from the past NZDA International Aid Grants, a new grants programme has been developed to support NZDA members in providing dental aid to high needs communities in New Zealand and abroad, through the new ‘Voluntary Dental Aid Grants’. Projects supported through this programme will help to provide much needed dental care and health promotion to people who do not have access to basic dental resources. The total annual funding made available for voluntary dental aid is NZ$20,000 and is divided into grant categories.
- Up to $2,500 to support small to medium scale projects aimed to provide oral health promotion to high risk groups in New Zealand (two awarded)
- Up to $5,000 to support small to medium scale projects aimed to provide free oral health promotion and treatment to high risk groups in New Zealand (one awarded)
- Up to $5,000 grants for projects that aim to establish or promote improved access to oral health care and education for high risk communities in neighbouring countries of New Zealand (two awarded)
All main applicants must be NZDA members or students of Otago University School of Dentistry. The main applicants are welcome and encouraged to be supported by other dentists, other oral health professionals and assisting staff. Non-NZDA members are not eligible to apply for the NZDA Voluntary Dental Aid Grants and applications will not be considered.
How to apply
Applications will need to be submitted to the NZDA Oral Health Promotion Manager by 31 August annually for funding allocation the following year.