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Lottery grants for disabled people

Grants funded by Lotto help to pay for equipment for disabled people who want to be more closely involved in their communities.


The Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Fund is available for eligible disabled people.

The grant is usually paid to the business supplying your equipment.

Who can apply

You can apply if your disability is a long term, limiting condition that affects your ability to take part in your community. For this Fund, long term means 6 months or longer.

The Fund is managed by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Its funding committee meets 6 times a year to review applications.

DIA’s Community Matters website has more information about:

  • what equipment is funded
  • how to apply, or have someone apply on your behalf
  • what documents are required.

Lottery Individuals with Disabilities — Community Matters

How to apply

If you already have a RealMe login, you can apply in DIA’s Community Advice and Grants portal.

Note: If you are under 18, someone must apply for the grant on your behalf.

Apply online for a Lottery grant — Department of Internal Affairs

If you need a RealMe login, you can set one up online:

How to create a RealMe login

Other ways to apply

Go to the Community Matters website for more information if:

  • you don’t have internet access
  • someone is applying on your behalf
  • you require a paper application form.

Ask us — Community Matters

Help with an application

If you need help with the application, contact the Lottery Individuals with Disabilities team:

Other financial help

You might be able to get other types of help if you cannot get a lottery grant.

Financial help for people with a disability or illness

Utility links and page information

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