The Scott Fund Trust is a charitable fund set up under the will of the late David Henry Scott.

The income of the Trust is used to provide educational or vocational assistance to people under the age of 21 who have disabilities and live in the Hawke's Bay and Gisborne regions.  

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from people who meet the criteria, as well as their parents or caregivers.

Applications should be supported by letters, reports or any other relevant documentation from health, education or other professionals in those agencies involved in the applicant's care.

How does the Trust help?

The trustees are keen to support students at all educational levels in ways that will enhance their opportunities.

These may include:

  • Computer hardware and software (view policy HERE)
  • Fees for camps, conferences and training courses
  • Teaching aides (view policy HERE)
  • Glasses
  • Epipens (view policy HERE)
  • Insulin pumps
  • Exercise and play equipment

Please note the Scott Fund Trust is no longer funding psychological assessments for secondary school pupils.

What conditions are there?

The Trust requires that applications be made first to those government agencies with primary responsibility for health, education and disability funding. The Trust will consider joint funding with another agency.

In the case of ongoing support, the trustees would like to be advised of the effectiveness of the funding provided.

All applications must be on the official Scott Fund Trust application form. 


How are the applications handled?

Applications are considered by the trustees, who meet each month (except in January). 

A Scott Fund representative may make contact before the meeting if additional information is required.

Trustees would also like to know if the funds provided are really helping so that appropriate alternatives can be considered.

For more information please contact:

The Secretary

The Scott Fund Trust, PO Box 8119, Havelock North 4157

Phone Martin Redwood on 021 134 2225 or email