Grants and Funding

There are many reasons why you may need a grant. It may be to fund specialist equipment or to help achieve a goal. This is where the MDA can help you, our MDA Feildworkers can help you apply for various grants. Here are just a few places you could look for assistance. To find out more about grants contact the MDA National Office or your local branch or become a member.



All Sports Activity Fund 
Gemini Trust Disability Scholarship
Irene Baker Foy Trust
Lottery, Crown and Trust Grants
Jubilee Trust
Wilson Home Trust

All Sports Activity Fund


 Recreational and sports grants for physically disabled young people 0-21 years old.

Department of Internal Affairs - Lottery, Crown and Trust Grants

This webpage will assist you in selecting which grants you may be eligible to apply for in an easy to use format. This includes the Individuals with Disability Sub Committee Fund who assist with vehicles, vehicle modifications, mobility scooters, mobility equipment, communication aids.   

Gemini Trust Disability Scholarship - Waikato Universtity


The scholarship is awarded to one or more individual physically disabled student(s) who have completed at least one year of undergraduate university study. The selection criteria will be based on academic  merit and individual physical disability needs faced by the applicants. The successful applicant(s) may be intending to study full-time and must be either a New Zealand citizen or be a permanent resident of New Zealand. Limited to Coromandal, Waikato regions. 

Irene Baker Foy Trust


Provides assistance towards meeting fees and expenses of patients and residents in homes, hospitals, hospices or institutions who cannot be expected to meet the full amount of such fees or expenses. 

Please contact your local branch or MDA National Office for more information on how to apply.

Jubilee Trust


General and educational grants for people in Northland, Auckland and Eastern Bay of Plenty. or 0800 227 2255

Wilson Home Trust


The Wilson Home Trust has a limited discretionary fund for children up to 21 years old, who live in the upper half of the North Island, for equipment, family assistance and events or activities for disabled chilren and/or their families.