Which grant should I apply for?
Equipment & Activity Grant
The equipment or activity grant is to support families to acquire equipment, services or offer experiences that will enhance the life of their child who has a primarily physical disability. Items that are normally funded by Government agencies are excluded (e.g. Accessable or Enable). There is a cap of $5,000 exclusive of GST for each child up to the age of turning 22.
If you are applying for funding for housing modifications, please contact the Trust to discuss this prior to beginning the application process. There is a separate application form required for this funding.
Download a copy of the equipment and activity grant application or
All applications must include two quotes from different service/activity providers and a letter of support from a health professional. Details of what to include in the letter of support can be found here
The Group Grant is for not-for-profit organisations or groups of children or youth who meet our criteria and seek to provide an enriching experience. Examples include: recreation, sport, camps, communication, socialization and therapeutic activities. When organisations apply for a group grant, at least 50% of the children/young adults in the group participating in the activity, must meet our group grant funding criteria. Applicants will be required to provide this information in their application.
Download a copy of the group grant application or
A Counselling Grant is available for any family member who has a child with a primarily physical disability and requires counselling support. This may include parents, primary carers, siblings or the young person themselves. The grant is up to the value of $1,000 exclusive of GST. You may choose your own counsellor. Please call us on 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787 to discuss your eligibility and/or application.
Download a copy of the counselling grant application form or
A Family Assistance Grant is for urgent support in times of a crisis or emergency. You may request this on behalf of another person. The grant is up to $1,000 exclusive of GST. Please call us on 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787 to discuss your eligibility or download the application form and email it to us.
Download a copy of the emergency grant application form or
The purpose of the holiday grant is to support a family who is in significant need of time out and pay for accommodation and related costs within New Zealand. The maximum amount is $1,000 exclusive of gst per trip and there is a cap of $2,000 in total per family before the child turns 22 years. There must be a minimum of six months between grant applications.
The holiday grant is valid for 3 months. You may apply anytime and just need to get prior approval from the Trust. Call us on 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787 to discuss your eligibility and secure approval.
Where Can I Go?
You may stay anywhere of your choice however, you will need to pay initially and we will reimburse you on proof of a receipt. Alternatively, we do have an arrangement with the two organisations below who have holiday homes available and we can pay them directly.
Rescare Beach House at Maraetai
Rescare Beach House is a large home fully accessible with a fenced yard. Situated at 153 Maraetai Coast Rd, Maraetai, Clevedon. Bookings are for two nights from midday Friday to midday Sunday. If you choose Maraetai we will pay them directly. To make a reservation email or phone 09 292 8396.
Flaxmill Bay Hideaway Coromandel
Located on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, only two miles from Cooks Beach and ten miles to Hahei, Flaxmill Bay Hideaway is our latest addition to our holiday home accommodation pool. https://www.flaxmillbay.co.nz
There are two x three bedroom fully accessible cottages available for two or three night holiday vacations. These are available anytime between the months of April to mid December, except June Queens Birthday and October Labour Day long weekends. If you choose Flaxmill Bay we will pay them directly. For more information or to make a reservation email or phone 09 488 0126.
Any other location
You can stay at any location of your choice. However, you will need to pay initially and we will reimburse you with original receipts.If you are unable to pay, please advise us and we can arrange to make payment directly.
Download a copy of the Family Holiday Grant or