Apply for an Activity Fund grant

Activity Fund grants are provided to enable physically disabled young people to participate in sport and recreation by reducing financial barriers. The fund accepts applications made by or on behalf of individual physically disabled young people. The fund will also accept applications from schools but only for equipment.

What can I apply for?

  • Equipment - Either the adaption of equipment or the purchase of disability specific equipment
  • Lessons and/or Coaching - This could be group or individual lessons/coaching and could be within school time or within a club
  • Camps - Costs associated with the young person attending the camp. For example, to cover the cost of a support person at the camp, the transportation or accommodation

If you are unsure what category your application fits into, please contact your local Disability Sport Adviser (DSA).

How much can I apply for?

The Activity Fund allows for applications of up to $4,000. With each application we look for a 15% personal contribution. If you believe a 15% personal contribution may be a barrier to applying, please contact your local DSA.

Application criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from, or on behalf of, individual physically disabled young people. We do not accept applications from Clubs or Groups
  • Applicants may apply for equipment, lessons, coaching or camps. The Activity fund does not cover the cost of attending events
  • The grant recipient must be 21 years or younger and the holder of a current New Zealand Resident Visa or be a New Zealand Citizen
  • If the recipient is under 18, parental, guardian or next of kin approval is required
  • The grant recipients’ primary barrier to participation must be due to their physical impairment
  • A valid quote must be provided for all applications
  • A support letter stating the suitability of the application must be provided by a health care professional i.e. physiotherapist, occupational therapist, doctor, nurse, optometrist or audiologist
  • The grant recipient must provide a support letter outlining the need and benefits of the application; this may be written with the support of a parent or caregiver if required
  • Recipients have 6 months to utilise the grant, unless an extension has been approved by the Grants Committee
  • A minimum 15% personal contribution against the amount requested is required for all applications, unless financial hardship is stated
  • Applications can’t be retrospective. Equipment that has already been purchased or lessons and camps already attended will not be considered.

This criteria is applicable to all applications. Please now review the specific criteria below for the application to are making.

Equipment specific criteria

  • All equipment, where possible, should be trialed for suitability before application
  • Customs and freight costs for equipment sourced outside New Zealand will not be eligible
  • Must be ‘entry level’ equipment. Please contact your local Adviser to discuss this.

Lesson and Coaching Specific criteria

  • A Personal Action Plan ‘PAP’ should be completed for lessons and coaching applications. These are available for download from the website, or by contacting your local Adviser
  • Group lessons will only be funded in cases of financial hardship. Please contact your local Adviser to discuss this.

Camp specific criteria

  • A Personal Action Plan ‘PAP’ should be completed for camp applications. These are available for download from the website, or by contacting your local Adviser
  • Only applications for support over and above standard costs will be eligible, i.e. additional transportation, equipment or support costs
  • Camp entry fees for the attendee will not be eligible. Camp entry fees may be considered for support person if they are there solely to support the recipient
  • Only one successful camp application per Academic school year.

You will need these documents in an electronic format to upload during the online application process. If you do not have these documents in an electronic format, or you require assistance completing the online form, please contact your local DSA.

School specific criteria

  • If the recipient is under 18, parental, guardian or next of kin approval is required
  • The school must identify who the equipment will support and that the primary barrier to participation is due to their physical impairment
  • Priority will be given to schools who have demonstrated their commitment to inclusion
  • A support letter stating the suitability of the equipment for the impairment groups must be provided by a health care professional. I.e. physiotherapist, occupational therapist, doctor, nurse, optometrist or audiologist
  • At least one of the students must provide a support letter outlining the need and benefits of the equipment; this may be written with the support of a parent or caregiver if required
  • Schools must provide a plan outlining how the equipment will be used
  • Applications can’t be retrospective. Equipment that has already been purchased will not be considered
  • All equipment, where possible, should be trialed for suitability before application.Must be ‘entry level’ equipment. Please contact your local Adviser to discuss this
  • Customs and freight costs for equipment sourced outside New Zealand will not be eligible.

Timings for Application

 We run Activity Fund assessment meetings on a monthly basis. Our Disability Sport Advisers must Endorse suitable applications by the third Wednesday of every month (excluding December when we do not hold a meeting). Please consider the time needed for the application to be worked up, assessed and assigned to a meeting; as we do not fund retrospectively. 

 

Activity Fund Process

  1. 1

    Decide if you are making an Individual application for equipment, coaching or lessons or a camp that will enhance the life of a physically disabled young person(s)

  2. 2

    Approach the key contact person of the school, club or equipment provider and discuss your needs (e.g. lesson plan, trial a piece of equipment)

  3. 3

    Check that the equipment, lessons, coaching or camp fits the guidelines of the AllSports Activity Fund

  4. 4

    Complete the Online Activity Fund Application (www.halbergallsports.co.nz). To successfully complete this online application you should gather the following information beforehand, where possible/relevant

  5. 5

    The local Disability Sport Adviser will then assess the application and will contact you if further information is required

  6. 6

    The application will then be sent to the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Grants Committee on your behalf

  7. 7

    The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation will inform applicants via letter of the outcome of the grant, either successful or unsuccessful

  8. 8

    Successful applications will be paid directly to the supplier on receipt of an invoice

  9. 9

    Successful applications must be utilised within 6 months from the approval date.

For further information, contact your local Disability Sport Adviser or contact the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation by phone on 0800 HALBERG, email office@halberg.co.nz

 

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