There is no provision for teacher release days in this programme. However, the Ministry of Education has made available a Participant Support Fund of $500 + gst per bonified participant per intake. Providers are responsible for administering this funding directly to Centres/Schools as a contribution towards participant engagement. Only officially registered participants through the Whiria (Ministry of Education Registration Portal for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori) will be allocated the participant support fund payment. TupuOra will request invoices from participating Centres/Schools and will complete Participant Support Fund payments prior to the intake ending.