Apply for funding

The charitable arm of NorthAble


Since 1990 NorthAble has been an innovative and leading provider of equipment, information, and disability support services in Northland.

Our logo refers to evoking, empowering and compassion and this will support those aims and help to enhance opportunities for tangata whenua.

The charitable fund that has been established for NorthAble is a scheme that will be in line with the values and mission of the organisation.

It gives us an enhanced positive profile that would improve our visibility in the communities of Tai Tokerau.

It will contribute to the wellbeing of our client group and their whanau in the region and demonstrate that NorthAble is a leader in recognising social responsibility to those parts of our community that are an already vulnerable and under resourced.


The charitable arm of the Trust is a specific annual fund for the purposes of assisting people with a disability in Tai Tokerau who would otherwise be unable to engage in a range of opportunities and / or source assistive equipment will provide them with support they would otherwise be unable to fund.

This will include:

  • Assistance or scholarships for support with a range of training opportunities, mentorship, internship aimed at building skills, providing experiences to support personal development, building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Support to encourage participation in communities.
  • Purchase of equipment that is not available to them through other funded sources.
  • Any other support the Trust believes would be of benefit to individuals who have a disability


Eligible people will:

  • Have a long-term disability.
  • Be resident in Tai Tokerau.
  • Not be eligible for funding from other sources.
  • Have a genuine need who are unable to fund the relevant opportunity or equipment themselves.

How to Apply

The first round will be advertised in March and will close at the end of May and the second round will be advertised in September and will close at the end of November.

  • Complete our application form below.
  • All grants will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Trust with final recommendations made for final approval by the whole board.

Application Form

Application for funds from NorthAble Charitable Trust

NB Only applications to the maximum value of $5,000 will be considered.

Request details and how this will benefit you

(All questions refer to the person who will be receiving the grant. Go to relevant section)

Education support
Support to engage in/ participate in your community

Amount requested

If accepted, please present quotes / relevant details for the amount requested

Terms and conditions

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