The Trust was set up by the Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association in 1973 with the express aim of making finance available to the physically disabled community.
This assistance takes the forms of targetted grants.
It is a requirement that applicants be New Zealand citizens permanently resident in New Zealand.
It is also a requirement that applicants be physically disabled, or that the funding be for the direct benefit of a physically disabled person or persons.
The amounts available for each award or grant are determined at the Annual General Meeting of the Trust, which is independent of the founding Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association.
Actual awards and grants are chosen from the applicants yearly.
Select the links for each on the left hand side menu for further details, including closing dates.