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ParaFed Otago recognises that access to funding can be a barrier for many of its individual members to participate in their chosen activity.

Below are some funding options for you to explore in supporting your sporting and recreation dreams!

ParaFed Otago Funding

ParaFed Otago have funding available it it's members to help offset costs of participation in competitions and tournaments or help ease travel costs. Please see below funding policy and application forms. If you would like more information on the funding, please contact our Sport Development Officer on 022 043 3768 or at

ParaFed Otago Funding Application PDF

ParaFed Otago Funding Policy PDF

Once completed, please return the form to the Sport Development Officer at

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Halberg Foundation Activity Fund

The Halberg Foundation Activity Fund provides funding to those aged between 5 and 21 with a physical disability or visual impairment. They can fund things such as adaptive equipment, private lessons and coaching as well as school camps teacher aide or carer support. Please contact our local Halberg Advisor Cherie Oldham on 0211869487 or


CCS Disability - H E Fairey Trust

For those with a physical disability and who are a current member of CCS Disability Action and receives ongoing services. Assistance is considered for the following; outdoor programmes, transport, fees, equipment and school uniforms and clothing. Please contact the local CCS or ParaFed Otago for more information.

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Blind and Low Vision NZ

Funds that provide additional financial assistance and support to people with a visual impairment.

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Broad range from medical or mobility equipment to basic essentials. Specialised grants and scholarships meet a wide range of needs for children aged 0-18 and also offer support to organisations which support those children.

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Cerebral Palsy Society

Grants to assist those with Cerebral Palsy to get items or services that improve their independence and quality of life.

Paralympics New Zealand

More on the Paralympics New Zealand website for those athletes better established in their sports, at the representative level. Link below;



Provides assistance to a range of worthy charitable entities, causes and individuals throughout New Zealand.

Assists youth, particularly in cases where bereavement, sickness or family disturbances leave the children in need of assistance if they are to continue their studies.

Available to people with mobility or communication related disabilities. Grants can be used for communication equipment, a vehicle or mobility scooter or to modify a vehicle.

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