Winter Assistance Grant for those over 65
From the Red Cross website:
Up to $400 per household paid over four months to assist with electricity bills
The aim of this grant is to assist people over 65 years who are living in their significantly damaged homes caused by either the September or February earthquake. The significant damage must include serious compromise to the insulation of their homes.
This grant assists people with their electricity bills over the months of June, July, August and September.
This grant is for up to $400 in total and will be made up of four monthly payments of $100 which will be paid directly to electricity retailer outlined on the application form.
$250 per child to be paid to the primary caregiver of each child who meets the criteria.
This grant assists children who are attending their existing school but are commuting a significant distance because earthquake damage to their homes have forced them to relocate.
Children who have been displaced from their usual residence, as at 22 February 2011, and have moved to a new residence as at 22 May 2011, which is located outside a km radius from their school.
The grant is for $250 per child to be paid to the primary caregiver of each child who meets the criteria.