Counselling and Support Grant
About the Grant
A Counselling Grant is available for any family member who has a child with a physical disability and requires counselling support. This may include parents, primary carers, siblings or the young person themselves. The grant is up to the value of $1,000 exclusive of GST and may include childcare costs. You may choose your own counsellor.
There is a limit of two counselling grants per family before the child turns 22 years.
Eligibility - You have a child or young person who:
- has a disability that is primarily physical
- is younger than 22 years
- is living in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand (as defined by the Trust Deed)
- the family has a need for financial assistance - sections marked with * need to be completed.
Ethnicity: We request information in the application form about the child's ethnicity because we are required to report not only on the geographical spread of beneficiaries but also to focus on Maori and Pacific communities in order to reduce health inequities.