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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Red Cross - disability grant

The New Zealand Red Cross have announced a new grant to provide financial support for those with disabilities.

The grant is:
"... to be used towards the increased costs incurred by individuals and families, to access additional respite or help for carers, to help individuals/families to access activities or take a short break, or to assist with things like packing and moving from quake-damaged homes.
To be eligible for this grant you or the person for whom you are applying for this grant on behalf of must be registered with a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination provider in the Greater Christchurch area (which includes Christchurch, Waimakariri or Selwyn Districts), Lifelinks, CDHB Older Person’s Specialist Service or one of the CDHB funded Mental Health services. If you have a significant disability but are not registered with one of these services you must provide a letter from your doctor that provides a description of your disability."
The value of the grant is $750.

More information is available here, along with a downloadable application form. Information about other grants, such as the winter assistance grant, is here.