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                               For Auckland call us on 09 4183753 or outside Auckland  0800 472 637 
                                            For Member Support 09 4806530

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School Year Start Up Fund

School Year Start up Fund Open NOW!

The School Year Start Up payment is available for those of you getting the Unsupported Child Benefit, or the Orphans Benefit from Work & Income.

Applications open 16 January and close on 28 February 2017.

Applications must be made online.

The application form is at

If you do not have a computer you can visit a W & I office and they will assist you or alternatively call GRG's office on 09 4183753 or 09 480 6530 between 9am and 2pm weekdays and we will help do this for you. Please have your Work and Income Client ID number handy.
It is very simple and will only take a few minutes.  Payment will be in your bank a/c within 3 days.
The School and Year Start-up Payment is available to people who are caring for someone else's child and helps with the costs that mostly happen at the beginning of the year, in particular pre-school and school-related costs such as clothing, school fees and stationery.

The amount paid is based on the age of the child at the end of February.

Age of child (at end of February)


2016 and on-going

0 - 4 years



5 - 9 years



10 - 13 years



14 years and over





About us 

GRG is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Contact us

Member Support

(09) 480 6530

Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      

Trust Head Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Auckland 0742
New Zealand

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