Individuals, families and carers accessing Therapy Focus services are invited to apply for grants through our GIVE Program.
How does the program work?
GIVE Program funding rounds are held quarterly (4 times a year) with grant packages of $500, $1000, $2500 and $5000 available. The number of packages available each round depends on the amount of funding available each quarter.
Applications are open for 4 weeks each round as outlined in the table below. A committee of Therapy Focus staff assess applications against eligibility criteria.
If the number of applications for a grant package exceeds the number available, then applications will be placed into a draw. For example, if 3 x $500 grant packages are available in a round and 5 eligible applications are received, then all 5 applications will go into a draw and the first 3 drawn will be awarded funding.
If the number of applications is less than the number of grant packages available, then the remaining packages will be consolidated to ensure as many applications are funded as possible.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be deemed eligible an application must:
- Benefit a Therapy Focus client (active or waitlisted), their parent or carer
- Demonstrate that the requested item(s) will support independence, participation and/or social inclusion of the Therapy Focus client and/or their family.
For more information, view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
How do I apply?
Therapy Focus clients, their parents, carers, family members, teachers, support workers and therapists can apply to the GIVE Program by completing an online application form within the dates outlined below.
- The online application form will only be visible when a funding round has opened for application. See below table for dates.
- Applications for some items require a support letter from a therapist/clinician. View the list of items.
- Please read the GIVE Program Terms and Conditions before submitting an application.
If you are unable to complete an online application form, or require assistance to complete the form, please contact us on 1300 135 373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 GIVE Program funding rounds
|ROUND 1 CLOSED|
|Applications open||Monday 5 February|
|Applications close||Friday 2 March at 5pm|
|Applicants notified of outcome||Week commencing 12 March|
|ROUND 2 CLOSED|
|Applications open||Monday 7 May|
|Applications close||Friday 1 June at 5pm|
|Applicants notified of outcome||Week commencing 11 June|
|ROUND 3 CLOSED|
|Applications open||Monday 6 August|
|Applications close||Friday 31 August at 5pm|
|Applicants notified of outcome||Week commencing 10 September|
|ROUND 4 OPEN|
|Applications open||Monday 5 November|
|Applications close||Friday 30 November at 5pm|
|Applicants notified of outcome||Week commencing 10 December|