Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
Applications are now open for the Wilson Home Trust’s (WHT) Wellbeing and Counselling Grant program.
A wellbeing and Counselling Grant is available for any family member who has a child with a physical disability and requires counselling or support that will enhance their wellbeing. This may include parents, carers, siblings, grandparents or the young person themselves.
- The overall purpose of The Wilson Home Trust is to provide care and rehabilitation to “Children with Physical Disabilities” living in the “Qualifying Area” (being “eligible children”) and to provide respite and assistance to their “Families” and to work within the community living in the Qualifying Area to further such objectives.
The Wilson Home Trust grants scheme:
- aim to improve the lives of children and young people with physical disabilities
- provide physically disabled and children with enriching and enjoyable experiences
- enhance the quality of life of children or young person with a physical disability
- The grant is up to the value of $1,000 exclusive of GST ($1,150 inclusive of GST) and may include childcare costs.
- The wellbeing and Counselling grant includes: Counselling, relaxation courses, yoga, mindfulness and ways to enhance wellbeing and reduce stress.
- You may choose your own counsellor.
- Have a disability that is primarily physical – Physical disabilities are those which primarily impair function of body and / or limbs. Additional sensory (vision, hearing) and intellectual (cognitive, behavioral, mental) disabilities may be present, but will not be the primary reason for the funds requested.
- The child or young person’s disability needs to be described in terms of the impairments, activity limitations and / or participation restrictions.
- Be younger than 22 years
- Live in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand
- The family has a need for financial assistance.
- Ethnicity: They request information in the application form about the child / young adult’s ethnicity because they are required to report on ethnicity ensuring there is a focus on Maori and Pacific communities to reduce health inequities.
For more information, visit WHT.