Get active with a Halberg Activity Fund grant.

The Halberg Activity Fund helps reduce financial barriers to our young people with physical disabilities and their whanau, with getting involved in sport and recreation.

Eligible to young people aged five to 21, with physical disabilities, the fund can help pay for things like equipment, coaching or even the costs associated with attending school camp.

Applications can be made by or on behalf of a young person with physical disabilities and can be submitted for the following categories:

  1. equipment – Either the adaptation of equipment or the purchase of disability specific equipment
  2. lessons – This could be group or individual lessons/coaching to enable participation
  3. camps – Additional costs associated with a physically disabled young person attending a camp. Eligible costs include a support person & adapted accommodation.

Applications must be submitted by the third Monday of every month (excluding December) to be considered.

Lesson applications – Applicants can no longer apply for current term lessons in the middle of a school term. They must instead apply for the upcoming term a month prior to the term start at the latest. If lessons are not tagged to term time applicants can apply as usual.

Please factor in the time needed for the application to be prepared and assessed when applying as we do not fund retrospectively. Activity Fund Grant Committee meetings are held monthly.

All applications will require the following documentation:

  1. A quote from the equipment, lessons, or camp provider (on an organisation letterhead)
  2. A clinical letter of support from a doctor, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist, stating the medical diagnosis of the physically disabled young person
  3. A personal letter of support from the family of or the physically disabled young person stating the benefits of the proposed activity

Connecting with your local Halberg Adviser before applying is highly recommended. They will will be able to assist and guide your application, and advise you on eligibility.

Click here for full Activity Fund grant guidelines.

ACTIVITY FUND

Personal Details







Address







NOTE: Please ensure your school or tertiary Institution name is spelled correctly and in full. i.e Halberg High School







Applicant Details







Next of Kin Details







Quote


Personal Letter


Clinical Letter


Physical Activity Plan


Camp Details



Details




Financial Details
Note: When entering financial details, please don't use the '$' symbol, just enter the cost using the format 0.00

Camps can only be funded up to $1000




We ask that each family make a personal contribution of 15% towards the total cost. If this is a barrier to applying, please let your regional adviser know.
Please outline additional funding sources






Support Person Details




Transportation Details



Other Details



Equipment Details





Details




Financial Details
Note: When entering financial details, please don't use the '$' symbol, just enter the cost using the format 0.00




We ask that each family make a personal contribution of 15% towards the total cost. If this is a barrier to applying, please let your regional adviser know.
Please outline additional funding sources






Lessons/Coaching Details





Details








Financial Details
Note: When entering financial details, please don't use the '$' symbol, just enter the cost using the format 0.00




We ask that each family make a personal contribution of 15% towards the total cost. If this is a barrier to applying, please let your regional adviser know.
Please outline additional funding sources






We run Activity Fund Grant Committee meetings on a monthly basis. Our Advisers must present applications by the third Wednesday of every month (excluding December when we do not hold a meeting). 

We do not fund retrospectively.  Once you have submitted this form, the local Adviser will then assess the application and will contact you if further information is required.  

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

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

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

Successful applications must be utilised within 6 months from the approval date otherwise the grant approval will be closed.