Red Cross - Displaced Children Grant

This new grant (announced today) is of $250 per child to assist school children who moved from both their home and their school in the period immediately after the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Grant applications close on the 9th of September.

Information about it can be found here. Full details are listed below.
Displaced School Children Grant
$250 per child who have moved from their home and school in the period immediately following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
The closing date is 9th September 2011.
The change of home and school must have taken place by 1 April 2011, and the child must still be in the new home and school as at 1 August 2011.
The aim of the grant is to assist families where children were moved in some haste after 22 February with providing items such as new school uniforms, replacing items that were left behind, or other costs associated with the need to move quickly and settle in a new place. The primary caregiver of children, who have moved without their family, are eligible to apply for the grant, if they are registered at the new school. It is applicant's responsibility to provide proof that the insulation of their residence has been significantly compromised and damaged.
In order for us to process this grant, you MUST provide proof of your current residential address as at 1 August 2011, please provide ONE of the following:
  • a telephone account OR
  • a copy of an electricity bill OR
  • a bank statement OR
  • a rates bill
A letter from your child/children's new school which confirms the following details;
  • the child's name as enrolled at school and also detailed on this application form
  • date of enrolment at new school
  • you are the primary caregiver for the child/children
  • current address of primary caregiver and child/children

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