The New Zealand Spinal Trust is a registered charity providing information, education, research and support for people who have spinal cord impairment (SCI). We exist to help Kiwi’s with SCI live independent, productive, confident lives right now! Plus we are also keen to share our experience and knowledge internationally and are doing so across many countries of the world.

What we do for a Kiwi with an SCI can be summed up in our values statement.

By listening carefully to people and honouring their story, we begin exploring what the possible could be and in the process bring hope to the journey.

Then with persistence & by challenging, we help them transition while remaining true to themselves.


Our Philosophy

It’s great to be alive!

Our Vision

A world where human diversity is valued.

Our Mission

Empowering independent, confident, productive lives,
right now!

The New Zealand Spinal Trust was formed in 1994 to address the unmet needs of rehabilitation, information, research and support for people with spinal cord injuries throughout New Zealand.

The Trust works in collaboration with a number of entities, including health boards, ACC and the Ministry of Health to provide the resources required for people to take control of their own rehabilitation and therefore their lives.

The New Zealand Spinal Trust is firmly focused on supporting independent living and improving the quality of rehabilitation through initiatives, projects and programmes that directly benefit people with spinal cord injuries.

Support Kiwi’s Affected by a Spinal Cord Injury or Impairment

Anything is possible when COURAGE, expertise, and generosity hold hands.

As your generous donation fuels our expertise, the courage of those who face life with a Spinal Cord Injury is enlarged. Click here and donate now