At Home Care Grants
Keeping young Aussies at home with their families
Helping young people with high care needs to remain at home
Families often face enormous emotional and financial pressure when caring for a loved one at home. Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care to enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and their carers.
The AHCG program is critical in keeping young Aussies at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to aged care.
Grants are offered in Queensland, News South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
The At Home Care Grants round for Queensland 2016 is now open Click here to apply
To find out more about the application process click here. Submissions must be made by 4pm Wednesday, 14 September 2016.
Applicants can apply as individuals or with the assistance of a non-government organisation. Government organisations are unable to submit applications. Applications are completed online, and all parts must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 28 October 2016.
At Home Care Grants provide one-off funding between $2,000 and $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home, and are at risk of entering aged care.
Examples of grants which have been approved include applications for respite care, a water-powered hydraulic lift, in-home support, a wheelchair ramp, air conditioning, power wheelchair and pressure cushion, electrical adjustable bed and ceiling hoist.
Each round of Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants is drastically oversubscribed, there is simply not enough funding to help everyone in need. In 2015 there was an oversubscription of over $600,000, demonstrating the urgent need for this essential funding.