The Disabled Servicemen's League ran shops that sold goods produced by the people who were assisted by the organisation. When the League was disbanded the assets of the shop account were used to form the Rehabilitation Welfare Trust.
The Rehabilitation Welfare Trust is a registered charity, registration CC29640.
The welfare and support of disabled persons
Encouraging disabled persons to participate in sport, outdoor and recreation activities and promoting such activities.
Providing and maintaining hostels and facilities for disabled persons.
For such charitable purposes for the public benefit, within New Zealand, as are consistent with the previous objectives, as the Trustees think fit.
The Trust welcomes assistance from individuals and organisations by way of donations and bequests. Such financial assistance is used for generating additional funding for grants to applicants
The Trust accepts applications from organisations that operate in the disability sector. An individual can not apply directly for funding. However an organisation may apply on behalf of an individual.
The average payment to groups who successfully applied for grants over the last two years was $960.00. The range of approved grants was from $200 to $2000.
Generally the Trust will consider a grant to an organisation once within a 12 month period, however applications will be considered within 12 months if there are exceptional circumstances.