Eligibility of Applicants

To be eligible for Kids Fund, the following will is considered:

  • Applicants must be residents of the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Local Government Areas.
  • The child must have a disability that is permanent or long term and who are not eligible to receive compensation for their disability.
  • Children aged 0 – 18 years are eligible.
  • A therapist’s report, clearly stating the recommendation for equipment is required.
  • Items costing less than $200 will not be considered.
  • Costs of service provision will not be covered, e.g. a type of therapy.
  • Consumable items such as nappies and feeding bags will not be considered.
  • Grants will only be made available where no other funding exists or an application for funds from alternative sources has been unsuccessful, (e.g. Continence Aid Assistance Scheme funding etc;)
  • Evidence of the unsuccessful application to other viable funding sources will be required.
  • An application must have been made to Enable NSW first, and a copy of the reply attached to the KIDS Fund Application form.
  • A minimum contribution of $100.00 towards the cost of the equipment is required. This contribution will be paid only once per year, even when several items of equipment have been funded.
  • In circumstances of extreme financial hardship the Committee has the discretion to waive the $100 contribution.