Schools who are operating Services' Academies will receive a grant of $95,000 (increased from $90,000 in 2019) each year to support the Services Academy. This funding is to:
- employ an Academy Director to run the Academy. The Academy Director will be employed by the school Board and report to the Principal;
- cover costs of uniforms, travel to courses and purchasing additional courses for students.
In addition to the school funding, the Ministry of Education contracts the New Zealand Defence Force to provide courses for Services Academy students.
There is currently no available budget to support the establishment of any new Services Academies. If your school is interested in establishing a Services Academy in the future please contact Service.Academies@education.govt.nz.