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Alternative Funding Options

Government Funding


Website Link

Description of Funding 

Enable New Zealand


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.


https://www.accessable. co.nz/

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.

Disability Funding

https://www.disabilityfunding. co.nz/

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

Alternative Funding


Website Link

Description of Funding

Mazda Foundation

https://www.mazdafoundation. org.nz/

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

Halberg Trust


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

Make a Wish

http://www.makeawish.org.nz/ wishes/apply-for-a-wish/

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



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

The getDriving grant aims to provide current financial members of the Cerebral Palsy Society with driving lessons, enabling them to gain their Restricted Driver License. 

To get the getDriving programme off the ground, the Cerebral Palsy Society has received a limited amount of funding from two generous sources, that will provide approximately 30 members with lessons. 



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

https://www.lionfoundation.org. nz/funding/

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

https://www.wilsonhometrust.org. nz/grants

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

Rotary Clubs


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

NZ Funding Sources


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

Advice and Assistance

For individuals with disabilities who are looking to purchase a new vehicle that will have or need modification, there may be funding available to you through the Lotteries Grant Board, Enable or Accessable (area dependent).  Eligibility criteria apply.  These sites are linked below.


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