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When will I find out if my grant request has been accepted?

You will be told whether or not your Lottery Individuals with Disabilities request has been approved following a Committee meeting. The Committee meets six times a year. 

What does Lottery Individuals with Disabilities not fund?

In addition to what may not be funded by any Lottery committee, Lottery Individuals with Disabilities does not fund:

  • Changes to any property or building;
  • Items which are to be used only within the home;
  • Equipment that the Ministry of Health or any other body has agreed to fund, up to the amount of that funding (any cost over that amount may be funded);
  • Disabilities that have occurred as a result of an accident and are eligible for support from the Accident Compensation Corporation;
  • Items already purchased;
  • Repairs or maintenance to equipment; or
  • Requests from individuals who do not have a disability
  • Insurance

Insurance for equipment funded by the Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Fund is your responsibility.

How do I apply to Lottery Individuals with Disabilities if I don't have the internet?

To request Lottery Individuals with Disabilities funding, download the request form using the link below:

Email the completed form to: iwdfunding@dia.govt.nz with the name of the person the request is for in the email subject line.

Or mail the form to:
Lottery Individuals with Disabilities
PO Box 30 454
Lower Hutt 5040

If you are unable to complete either the online request or the paper request, you can give permission to someone else to fill the request in on your behalf.

If you need more information or support to request a Lottery Individuals with Disabilities grant, please call 0800 824 824.