ACC grant applications are now open | IMPAC health and safety

28 February, 2019  |  News

Applications are now open for ACC’s workplace injury prevention grants.

The organisation announced earlier in the year that they had set aside $22 million over the next five years to help businesses reduce workplace injury and help solve workplace health and safety problems through Workplace Injury Prevention Grant and Subsidy programmes.

Organisations can apply for between $50,000 to $500,000 per year, for a maximum of three years, for projects that demonstrate health and safety leadership and collaboration and create benefits that contribute to improved health and safety in New Zealand for multiple workplaces.

Priority will be given to applications that strengthen sector leadership within the health and safety system in higher risk sectors. As outlined by ACC, the grants are available for proposals that include one or more of the following categories:


System capability development

Applied research


AdobeStock 181368027Applications for the grants open today. 


Here’s how to apply

Firstly, check your project is eligible with the below criteria:

  • the project will demonstrate health and safety leadership and collaboration with other partners in your industry or supply chain 
  • the project will create benefits contributing to improved health and safety in New Zealand for multiple workplaces
  • the organisation is applying for an amount between $50,000 and $500,000 (GST exclusive) per year for a maximum of three years. 
  • the organisation will contribute a minimum of 20% of the total cost of the project in cash and/or in-kind 
  • the organisation is a registered legal entity in New Zealand
  • the organisation operates in New Zealand and the project will be undertaken in New Zealand.

Next, you must submit a quality application which:

  • strongly aligns to the investment priority set for the first funding round
  • describes the health and safety benefits and outcomes the project aims to achieve
  • identifies organisations who’ll collaborate on the project
  • describes how knowledge generated from the project will be disseminated and shared
  • outlines the scope of the proposed project including S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) objectives and a level of risk assessment
  • details a project’s budget and its milestones
  • conveys how the project will be governed and managed. 

ACC has provided full details on their website, along with helpful guidelines. For this round of funding, applications close on 28 March 2019.

IMPAC encourages eligible companies and organisations to apply for these grants to help drive continuous improvement, leadership, and collaboration in New Zealand’s workplace health and safety.