Applicants are now invited to submit their applications for the Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants program which is critical in keeping young people at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to inappropriate housing.
The Youngcare AHCG’s assist young people (aged 16-65) with high care needs who are living at home and who are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.
By providing funding for equipment, home modifications, and emergency respite care, the Youngcare AHCG aims to enhance the lives of young people with high physical care needs and their carers. The grants will prevent further admissions of young people into inappropriate housing such as aged care and other institutions. The Youngcare AHCG’s are proudly funded by their Foundation Partner, Suncorp.
The program provides one-off grants of up to $10,000 for the provision of essential support items that are unable to be funded through other means, such as the NDIS.
- Equipment (including essential medical equipment, double/queen adjustable beds, air conditioners – 1 bedroom, 1 living area only – and other essential items). Please note – these items are only eligible if unable to be funded by the NDIS or elsewhere
- Home modifications to enable access and mobility (e.g. ramps)
- Respite and support services (ongoing or block)
- Other items that will extend the recipient’s ability to remain at home
- Pre-planning assessments and reports
- Costs incurred by the individual due to critical gaps in NDIS (or other) funding
- Both individuals and eligible organisations on behalf of an individual can apply for a grant.
- Eligible individuals:
- Aged 16-65
- Requires support, equipment or modifications to remain living at home
- Living with a recognised physical disability (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, ABI or Quadriplegia)
- Living at home or in supported housing (not aged care or rehab/hospital)
- Currently residing in Australia
- Eligible organisations (applying on behalf of an individual):
- Non-government organisations that currently provide care and support to young people living with a disability
- Must be able to provide evidence of current Public Liability Insurance for no less than $5 million
- Must be able to provide current financial records or a current annual report
- Ideally, have an existing relationship with the beneficiary of the grant so that the ‘item’ purchased through this grant complements what is already being provided by the organisation
- Individuals under 16 years or over 65.
- Individuals requiring palliative care.
- Individuals living with a condition not recognised as a physical disability.
- Individuals living in permanent residential aged care, rehab or hospital.
- Any organisation or individual with outstanding acquittals (acquittals not received within 12 months).
- People who received an AHCG within the last 12 months.
For more information, visit https://www.youngcare.com.au/what-we-do/grants/home-care-grants/