Easy Read: Care in the Community Disability Welfare Fund Easy Read [PDF]
NZSL: Care in the Community Disability Welfare Fund video in NZ Sign Language
Other alternative formats: Links to other alternative formats available on Care in the Community Disability Welfare Fund webpage.
If you and your whānau have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 you can now apply to providers for funding support through the Direct Support fund. Funding is limited with each disabled person within a whānau able to apply for up to a maximum of $2,000 as long as funding is available.
Priority is given to helping with:
- connecting with social networks and communities
- support for the whānau of a disabled person
- precautions to prevent exposure to COVID-19
- connecting with support networks.
This fund was established in May 2022, the government set aside $5 million dollars to support disabled people and their whānau. The fund was increased in June 2022 by another $3 million.
You can find a designated provider list to access the Care in the Community Disability Welfare Fund on the Ministry of Social Development website.
For more information visit the Care in the Community Disability Welfare Fund webpage.
The fund is available until June 2023.