Family Holiday Grant

The purpose of the holiday grant is to support a family who is in significant need of time out and pay for accommodation and travel costs within New Zealand. The maximum amount is $1,000 excluding GST ($1,150 including GST) per trip and there is a cap of $2,000 excluding GST ($2,300 including GST) in total per family before the child turns 22 years. There must be a minimum of six months between grant applications and please allow no less than 20 days before your planned holiday.

Day Trips to attractions throughout New Zealand are included as part of our Holiday Grant fund.

The holiday grant is valid for 3 months.  You may apply anytime and just need to get prior approval from the Trust.  Please note that we will not consider any retrospective applications i.e., for holidays / day trips that have already been taken.  If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Trust Administrator on 09 488 0126 for clarification.


Accessible Holiday Options

You can stay at any location of your choice. You can pay initially and we will reimburse (proof of payment needed - please keep your receipts) or if you are unable to pay, please advise and we can arrange payment directly to the accommodation.

Please click on the link below to view a number of wheelchair accessible accommodation options within New Zealand, showing discounted rates that have been negotiated for The Wilson Home Trust holiday grant beneficiaries.  Please browse through and click on the website links to see more information about any of the accommodation options.  Please call the Trust Administrator on 09 488 0126 at Wilson Home Trust for bookings and pricing, or email at

Click here for a list of accessible holiday accommodation options

Grab Your Wheels - Accessible Beach Locations

Please be advised that from the date of receipt of the application, the grant should take a maximum of 3 working days to process and an email notification will be duly sent to the grant applicant advising of the grant outcome.

Before applying for a Grant please consider and review the following:

Staff at the Wilson Home Trust are available for advice, assistance and further information.  Call us on 09 488 0126 or 0800 948 787 or email at

Please note the following:

  • If approved, please make your reservation and advise us of the dates and location.  If, however, you choose accessible accommodation shown in the Holiday Grants section of our website, please contact the Trust Administrator on 09 488 0126 re bookings and pricing.
  • You are responsible for any cancelation fees incurred, any charges over $1,000 excluding GST ($1,150 including GST).  You are also responsible for meals and entertainment.

There are two ways to apply for a Grant:

  • download a PDF Application Form, print, complete and post or email to The Wilson Home Trust -
  • fill in the on-line Application Form below and submit

Download PDF of the Family Holiday Grant Application Form