Opening and Closing Dates: 

  • Health grants for Travel and Accommodation are available from 1st January 2017 and close 31st December 2017 (Calendar Year)

 Grants Purpose:

  • This grant is for those travelling outside of the area for specialised treatment (e.g. MRI scans, dialysis, cancer, heart and other treatment at trustees discretion. Applicants can apply for a maximum one-off grant of up to $300.00 (per calendar year) as shown below:
  • Travel Only $100.00 (must be 70km or more)
  • Accommodation $200.00


  • All shareholders and their descendants who are 18+ MUST REGISTER to be eligible to apply for a grant from the Trust
  • Applicants that are a registered shareholder or a beneficiary of a shareholder or Whanau Trust.
  • The shareholder must appear on the register and have completed an OMR2 Registration Form.  

NEW Registration Process:

  • Separate registration forms have been created for each shareholder type and can be completed online
    • Individual Shareholder
    • Beneficiary of an Individual Owner
    • Whanau Trust (to be filled out by a Trustee or main contact person for the Trust)
    • Beneficiary of a Whanau Trust
  • To find out more about the registration process CLICK HERE 
  • Beneficiary Owners of an Individual or Whanau Trust
    • ‚ÄčThe Individual Owner or Whanau Trust must register in the first instance to validate the registration of beneficiary. If unsure the Shareholder or Whanau Trust has registered contact the office (07) 929 5692.

    Processing Applications:

    • An online grant application must be submitted and all required information must be uploaded to the form
    • Once application has been submitted the applicant will receive notification via email


    • An email or letter will be sent advising the applicant the outcome of their application
    • Payments will be made within 10 days after approval of the application
    • Funds will be paid directly into the applicants nominated bank account


Step 1

Grant Process available

all year

Step 2

Applications RECEIVED


Step 3

Applications ASSESSED 


Step 4

Applicants Notified 


Step 5

grant paid into bank account


Travel Grant Criteria:

  • A Referral Letter from a Registered Specialist (not a GP) confirming specialised treatment
  • Travelling distance must be 70km or more (one way) from the applicant's residence to the place of treatment

Accommodation Criteria:

  • Provide a Tax Invoice/Receipt to verify accommodation expenses
  • The tax invoice/receipt must coincide with the dates of treatment 

Grant Documentation:

  • Applicant must a have a bank account in their own name or parent's name (if applicant is a minor) and provide verification
  • A valid proof of identification (e.g. drivers licence, passport, birth certificate or super gold card)