The Teachers’ Support Fund

The Teachers’ Support Fund, which is now managed for NZ teachers by the NZ office, is a discretionary fund available for discounted membership fees up to 50% to RAD teaching members who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship. Applicants must provide evidence to support their application when applying to the Fund. This may include financial records such as audited accounts, a letter from a doctor, an employer or an accountant. The following circumstances will be acceptable reasons to apply for support:

  • critical illness, impacting on earning potential
  • bereavement which has impacted on earnings
  • financial crisis in their country of residence
  • unemployment
  • impact of COVID-19
  • other financial hardship

To apply for support from this fund, please complete the application form.  Applications close on the 30th September 2023



Teachers’ Support Fund Policy and Procedures.2022-23NZ


Provide the reason/s that you are applying for the Teachers’ Hardship Fund below:
Provide details of the documentation enclosed to support your application:
Max. file size: 51 MB.
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Successful applicants will receive a 50% discount in membership fees. If you receive a 50% reduction on your fees, do you have sufficient funds to pay the balance to renew your membership?
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