Welcome to our Funding Options page where you will find some helpful information on organisations in New Zealand who provide funding for assistive devices.  DeafQuip makes no representation as to the success of your application or the time it may take to process your application.  The following links are available for you to use, we can provide you with a full written quote on request & or clarification of which funding agency is most appropriate for your needs. You can contact us on

Life Unlimited


Their qualified staff can meet with you to ascertain whether you qualify for funding from the Ministry of Health or for a system to be installed by Housing New Zealand.

If you do not qualify for either funding pathway mentioned above, they will be able to advise you as to the most appropriate options available to you.

Work & Income (Advance Payment of Benefit)


If you are getting a benefit and have an immediate need for something essential you may be able to get an advance payment of your benefit.


Ministry of Health Funding for people who are Deaf or have a hearing loss & require equipment for in the home


The Ministry of Health provide funding via ENABLE & ACCESSABLE Application is by assessment only through an accredited Audiologist, Hearing Therapist or Service Co-ordinator at your local Deaf Aotearoa NZ or Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind (DeafBlind Services)


The Ministry of Education provides assistive technology services that support and guide staff and specialists working directly with students.

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Workbridge Training & Job Support

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Workbridge administers Support Funds on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development. This funding is available to help with any additional costs directly relating to a person's disability when entering or retaining a job, entering training, or commencing self employment.


The NZ Federation for Deaf Children has an application form for Assistive Devices to assist in the purchasing of equipment.  Click on their logo and download their application form.


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