Funding allocations

Tohanga pūtea

Last updated 7 March 2017
Last updated 03/07/2017

Funding across the tertiary sector varies across years. In most instances these variations are due to funding adjustments, mergers or where funds end or are amalgamated.

The All Grants Provider Funding Publication spreadsheet contains information on the funding we provided to the tertiary education sector for 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years.

All Grants Provider Funding 2015 - 2017 Publication spreadsheet (XLSX, 1.6 Mb)

What the spreadsheet tells you

The spreadsheet includes allocations, recoveries, and performance adjustments for every tertiary education organisation (TEO) we fund.

You can view funding allocation information by year, fund, subsector, region of TEO head office, or by provider.

Filters allow you to view allocations, recoveries and performance adjustments separately and to see year-by-year comparisons.

A separate worksheet provides details of the changes in funding since the last All Grants Provider Funding Spreadsheet was published.

The contents of the spreadsheet

There are six tabs in the spreadsheet. These are:


Tab name



Definitions and explanatory notes

Summary funding information



All mergers which happened during 2015 and 2016


2015–2017 summary

Allocations by appropriation and fund


2015–2017 comparison

Allocations comparing any two specified years


Regional summary by provider

Allocations by provider and region based on the location of the TEO’s head office


Regional summary by fund

Allocations by fund and region based on the location of the TEO’s head office


Important notes on viewing funding allocation information

Funding allocations and final funding

While we determine most funding allocations before the start of the calendar year, funding changes are made during the year. These include:

  • new allocations
  • changes to existing allocations
  • performance adjustments
  • recoveries for under-delivery.

The information provided in each update of the All Grants Provider Funding Spreadsheet reflects these changes until the allocation of funds and the recoveries for a particular year are complete.

The funding for the 2015 calendar year has been completed. However, we are still making changes to 2016 and 2017 funding. This means you cannot yet directly compare the 2016 and 2017 data to the 2015 data.

We’ve carried out a number of focussed reviews of providers. In some cases, these reviews have resulted in recovering funding back to 2009. As these adjustments are made, they can potentially impact funding across all the years being reported.

Funds yet to be allocated or where a mid-year reallocation is anticipated

More allocations are expected in 2017, and will include the following funds:

  • Workplace Literacy Fund – additional funding for employers
  • Youth Guarantee Dual Pathway
  • Youth Guarantee – Exceptional Travel
  • SAC Level 1-2 Fees Free
  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (Student Achievement Component (SAC) trade top-up)
  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (Brokerage) 
  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (Consortium).

All Grants Provider Funding Publication spreadsheet

TEC funding 2015 - 2017 (XLSX, 1.6 Mb) - as at January 2017.

Note this spreadsheet is protected from editing. To enable editing and be able to expand the data lists follow these steps:

  1. To activate the drop down menus, you will need to click “Enable Editing” on the spreadsheet. 
  2. You will then see a message in the title bar: “An author has marked this workbook as final to discourage editing.” Choose “Edit Anyway”.
  3. You should now be able to expand the lists marked with a “+ ”.