Lottery Individuals with Disabilities

Lottery Individuals with Disabilities makes grants to people with mobility and communication related disabilities. Their priority is to assist individuals whose disabilities are caused by a congenital disease or disorder, or an injury that occurred overseas or prior to 1974.

Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Website 

If you are planning to make a request online you will need a real me log in    

Or you can download a request form here 

Online Application Form


The UpsideDowns Education Trust

The UpsideDowns Education Trust provides funding for private speech and language therapy for children with Down syndrome in New Zealand.

UpsideDowns Education Trust Website

Funding for Speech and Language Therapy Application Form 

Lions Club Child Mobility Foundation

The Lions Club New Zealand Child Mobility Foundation (CMF) supports children who suffer from Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or similar disabilities by providing help for children with mobility problems. CMF offers guidance to families and Lions Clubs on how to provide with having a child assessed and path to follow and how to finance equipment – CMF does not fund directly, it has the knowledge and networks to help with the purchase. 

The Lions Club NZ Child Mobility Foundation Website 

CMF Application Form 

The Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ Individual Grant Application 

New Zealand Federation of Deaf Children (DCNZ)

o   NZ Sign Language (NZSL) Classes Subsidy Fund

Available to DCNZ members (and family members who they live with, or care for) who wish to learn New Zealand Sign Language at home, in a community class or online.

NZSL Classes Subsidy Form

o   Tutor Fees Subsidy Fund

DCNZ can provide assistance to subsidise to cost of engaging a private tutor for students (for Y1 to Y13). 

      Tutor Fees Subsidy Application Form

o   Speech Language Therapy Fees Subsidy Fund

DCNZ can provide assistance to subsidise to cost of engaging a private Speech-Language Therapist (SLT).

       Speech-Language Therapist Subsidy Application Form

o   Assistive Devices Subsidy Fund

Often technology makes life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children a little easier. DCNZ can assist with a small grant towards a device, such as a vibrating alarm clock, flashing fire alarm, cell phone, etc.

      Assistive Devices Subsidy Application Form

o   Advanced Learning Scholarships

The John and Betty Rose Scholarship is for post-secondary students looking to study at a Tertiary centre in New Zealand. DCNZ grants two scholarships per year of $1,000 towards Tertiary fees.

Advanced Learning Scholarship Form

o   Grants | Individual or Parent Group

DCNZ is able to provide grants to assist individuals or Parent Groups with things not covered in our other assistance, such as competitions or events.  

Grant Application (Individual) Form

Grant Application (Group) Form


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