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Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Grant

Below is the information about applying online, which is a much faster and more secure way for grant requests to be made.


How to apply for a Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Grant:

All applications for the Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Grant must now be made online. This makes applying faster and more secure.

To apply visit: https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/logging-into-the-grants-management-system/

If you have not signed into the grants and client management system before, you will need to set up a RealMe account. You will be prompted to do this when you log in to the grants and client management system for the first time. You will only need to set up the basic RealMe account. If you already have a RealMe account, you can use this one and you do not need to create another one.

Once you have a RealMe account and you log into our grants system for the first time, you will then need to create a profile. This is the profile that you will use every time you make a grant request.


What supporting documents do I need to upload?

Verification of Disability
Upload the Verification of Disability form to the request. This can also be found on the Lottery website here: https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/lottery-individuals-with-disabilities/


Support Letter
It is a requirement to attach a letter of support for your request. This letter could be from an organisation such as NZ CCS Disability Action, Arthritis Foundation, your therapist or social worker.

The committee would like examples, based on past community involvement, showing how receiving the equipment will benefit your community through your active participation and contribution. Examples could include supporting community events or collecting for a charitable organisation. Please note letters of support from family members or suppliers of equipment are not accepted as that would be deemed a conflict of interest.

When you are uploading the documents to the online request, please make sure you select the correct document type from the drop-down box, e.g. Verification of Disability or Letter of Support or Authority to Accept Terms and Conditions. This ensures that you are then able to Save then Submit the application.


Can I make an application on behalf of someone or can someone make an application for me?

Yes! If you are having trouble making the application speak to your Regional MS Community Support Staff as they can apply on your behalf. A family member, carer or support worker can also make an application for you. They will need to set up their own RealMe account to do this.

If you are making a request on behalf of another person you also need to upload an Authority to Act form. You can download this here.
I am having issues making my application. How can I get some help?

If you have any questions when making your application contact the Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Community Advisor, Jane Lee on jane.lee@dia.govt.nz or call 04 570 5384 ext. 6384.

If you are needing extra support to make the application contact your Regional Community Support Staff who should be able to assist you or can apply on your behalf.