ADAPT is the Upper Hutt City Council’s Inclusive Recreation Programme. It aims to expand the number of active recreation activities available to local residents who have any sort of impairment or disability.
The ADAPT Engagement Officer is keen to meet with individuals and their caregivers to see what the Upper Hutt active recreation sector can offer you.
Are you an active recreation club or organisation in Upper Hutt? Do you offer activities suitable for all abilities? Would you like to broaden your membership?
What is the ADAPT fund?
The ADAPT fund is a finite financial assistance fund set up by Activation, funded by the Ministry of Social Development, which aims to assist young people with disabilities and impairments to participate in sport and/or physical activity. The fund aims to remove financial barriers to enable children and youth the opportunity to be more active, more often.
- The disabled child or youth for whom the application is being made must live in Upper Hutt and be aged five to eighteen.
- The application must be to assist participation in sport or physical for a disabled child or young person, who would not otherwise have this opportunity.
- Since the fund is limited applications must be for a one off cost of up to $500 each.
- Two quotes are required for adaptive equipment, clothing or footwear.
Funding will not be given retrospectively.
The ADAPT fund offers assistance for people, ages 5 -18, who meet the criteria for one or more of the following purposes:
- Sports club related fees
- Sporting equipment not provided through the club
- Sporting uniform or clothing
- Sporting footwear
- Tournament costs
Generally, the fund does not cover:
- Equipment which, can or should be provided by clubs and schools for participation in team sports.
- High performance athletes who face barriers to success rather than participation.