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Grant Application

Kaumātua Medical Grant

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Please Note: You must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board to apply for this grant. Please contact the office on +64 7 386 8832 for further details. Grants are only paid when a copy of the paid account and/or quote is received.


Our Kaumātua grant scheme assists kaumātua aged 60 years and over. This grant can be used to purchase the medical items below to help with maintaining or improving the health and wellbeing of our kaumātua.

Each year kaumātua can apply once for each individual category up to the amount specified:

$200 Travel (Specialist and/or hospital treatment and/or travel over 30km radius)
$500 Eye treatment (Glasses and eye checks only)
$1,000 Dental treatment
$1,000 Hearing treatment

Surgery costs are not covered in any of the above treatments

Applicants must provide:

  1. Application completed in full.
  2. A copy of a paid account or quote from your preferred medical provider.
  3. Verified bank details, NZ account only (bank deposit slip or statement).
  4. Quote or receipt cannot be more than 3 months old.

The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board is a registered charity in New Zealand. Kaumātua Medical grants can only be approved for registered members who reside in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Grant has to be utilised with a New Zealand based medical service provider.

Kaumātua Medical Grant applications are processed on a monthly basis.
Applications are required to be received by the 10th of each month for payment on the 20th of each month.

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Please specify the type of treatment and cost (Travel, Eye, Dental and/or Hearing)

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Postal Address: Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, P.O. Box 87, Turangi 3353

Phone: +64 7 386 8832 | Email: kaumatua@tuwharetoa.co.nz | Website: www.tuwharetoa.co.nz

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