$500 to the caregiver for each child affected by the temporary closure of their early childhood facility or school, to cover travel costs or the cost of alternative childcare arrangements.
The Temporary School Grant is available for those caregivers whose child or children can no longer attend the early childhood facility or school they were enrolled in prior to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake because the early childhood facility or school will remain closed until the beginning of term three (1 August 2011).
Schools affected from closure are Avonside Girls, Linwood College, Catholic Cathedral College, Discovery One, Heaton Normal Intermediate, Marian College, St Mary’s School, St Paul’s School, Shirley Boys’ High School and Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti.
The grant will also be paid for children whose early childhood facility is closed and where alternative arrangements have been made for childcare.
The full statement, which includes more detailed eligibility criteria, and an application form, is here.