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Government Funding

Disability Funding Website

This website provides information about Ministry of Health funding for environmental support services for disabled people.

Enable New Zealand Website

Enable New Zealand delivers a range of services for older people and disabled people. These services are contracted by the Ministry of Health, ACC and for some other District Health Boards. Enable covers the entire South Island and the lower and central part of the North Island up to the Bombay Hills.

Accessable Website

Accessable has a focus within the community to offer both the public and private health sectors, services that enhance independent lifestyles and equipment management. For Ministry of Health applications, accessable works with people from Meremere north. For ACC applications, accessable covers the area including Waikato to the Far North.

Alternative Funding

NZ Funding Sources

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Funding information and general overview of the options available in New Zealand. 
Mazda Foundation

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Mazda strongly believes that as a significant company in New Zealand it has a responsibility to give something back to the country through developing equitable and broad community involvement.

Halberg Trust

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Halberg Trusts mission is to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation. Halberg can provide funding for lifestyle and sports products.

Make a Wish

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Make a Wish's mission is to grant the special wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength and joy at a very challenging time in their lives.

Cerebral Palsy Association

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Members of this society can apply for individual grants and there are also voucher schemes available. 
Variety

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Variety is there for children in all sorts of challenging circumstances. They fund a broad range of requirements, from much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives. 

Lion Foundation

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Every year the Lion Foundation helps thousands of good causes all around New Zealand. Strollers can be funded under the Lion Foundation's Child Mobility Fund. 
The Wilson Home Trust

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The Wilson Home Trust provides discretionary grants. The following criteria must be met: 
  • Children up to and including 21 years
  • Residents in the top half of the North Island
  • Have NZ Citizenship or permanent residency and residing in NZ
  • Discretionary grants to assist with mobility and/or wellbeing for children who have a primary physical disability. 
Lottery Grants

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Lottery Individuals with Disabilities makes grants to people with mobility and communication related disabilities. Lottery Individuals with Disabilities will fund the purchase of mobility equipment that provides outdoor mobility. 

Rotary Clubs

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Rotary International offer grants that fund local needs. To apply for specific funding, contact your local club.