Funding Options in
New Zealand
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 and for some District Health Boards. Enable covers Meremere South for Ministry of Health applications only.
Accessable Website Accessable works hard to support solutions for people with disabilities and injuries by providing quality equipment and modifications to help them lead better lives. For Ministry of Health applications, Accessable works with people from Meremere North. For ACC applications, Access­able covers all of NZ.
Alternative Funding
NZ Funding Sources Website Funding information and a general overview of the options available in New Zealand.
Mazda Foundation Website 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 Website Halberg Trust’s mission is to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sports and recreation. Halberg can provide funding for lifestyle and sports products.
Make a Wish Website 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 Website Members of this society can apply for individual grants and there are also voucher schemes available.
Variety Website 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 Website 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 Website 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 well-being for children who have a primary physical disability.
Lottery Grants Website 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 Website Rotary International offers grants that fund local needs. To apply for specific funding, contact your local club.