At Home Care Grants
Keeping young Aussies at home with their families
Helping young people with high care needs to remain 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, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
Applications for Youngcare At Home Care Grants in Victoria and Tasmania for 2017 are NOW OPEN.
Submissions must be made by Wednesday, 15 March 2017.
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 Friday, 28 April 2017.
This round is proudly supported by Flight Centre Foundation.
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 over subscription of over $600,000, demonstrating the urgent need for this essential funding.