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Extraordinary Care Fund

Next Funding Round Opens 18 September 2017


Make sure you get your application in to Work and Income BEFORE 20 October 2017.
Grants are notified 2 December 2017.

When to Apply

You can apply each funding round but you can only receive one grant for each child each financial year (1 July – 30 June).

Apply during these dates When you'll find out and the grant will be paid
16 January - 17 February 2017 31 March 2017
22 May - 23 June 2017 4 August 2017
18 September - 20 October 2017 2 December 2017

 

About the Extraordinary Care Fund

 
If you are in receipt of the Unsupported Child Benefit or Orphan’s Benefit for the support of a child in your care, you may apply to the Extraordinary Care Fund for funding to help the child reach their potential.
 
The ECF is a grant of up to $2,000, designed to support children who are:

  • experiencing difficulties that are significantly impacting on their development

  • showing promise in a particular area

 
Applications can be made for up to $2,000 in each financial year (1 July to 30 June)

If the cost is over $2,000 you'll have to show how you're going to pay the extra.

If you're caring for more than one child, you can apply for a grant for each child.

Grants that are awarded are based on the needs of the child rather than their family’s financial situation.
 
The fund DOES NOT cover:

  • costs that are covered by other agencies or the Establishment Grant or the School and Year Start-up Payment.

  • health and medical costs (e.g treatment or medication) but it does cover orthodontic or dental work

  • everyday costs (e.g school trips, vehicles, legal costs)

  • overseas travel

 
How to apply

  1. Read our Extraordinary Fund Guidelines or Download them in PDF format here.
  2. Download the ECF Application form here
  3. Print it out and complete the application form
  4. Gather together all supporting documentation required
  5. Book an appointment with your local Work and Income office as soon as possible to submit your application.
  6. Decisions are made within 5 weeks of the close of the funding round.

Important!  Make sure you read all of the information contained on the Work and Income website about what is and is not covered and what supporting information is required to be submitted with your application.  

 

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 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      
0800 GRANDS

TEXT your name to GRG  for Support:
027 3980388 
We will call you back

Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 
 or
(09) 480 6530
 

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

PO Box 34-892
Birkenhead,
Auckland 0742
New Zealand

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