No. The HSG is ONLY for people who are moving homes. If you are not moving, you might be eligible for the At Home Care Grant.
Youngcare’s Home Support Grant
Support to move back home, or to make a new one
The Home Support Grants provide essential funding to assist people in moving from inappropriate housing, such as aged care, rehabilitation or hospital, into somewhere more appropriate. This may be back home or to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
Funding is available for people with extreme functional impairment caused by a physical disability. This can be used for essential disability equipment, home modifications, and basic household items such as whitegoods and essential furniture. Please keep in mind we have limited funds, so we are unable to fund ‘top of the range’ items.
Home Support Grant FAQs
I (or the person I am applying for) have an intellectual disability or a mental health illness, but not a physical disability, can I still apply?
No. The Grants are for people with extreme functional impairment caused by a physical disability. There may be comorbid conditions also.
No. The funding given to Youngcare for these Grants is specifically for people aged between 16 and 65.
The more documentation you include in your application the better. At minimum, Youngcare requires an assessment (by an allied health professional), and quotes for all items being applied for.
You can contact the store and ask them to email you a quote for the items. Or you can shop online and “add to cart” the items and then screenshot the cart. Make sure to include delivery.
A panel comprising Youngcare staff, allied health and disability sector professionals and donor representatives determine how the grants will be awarded based on the selection criteria and the information provided in your application. No applicants are identified in the panel review.
The Grants are open year-round (except for a month over Christmas) or until the funds run out. Panel Meetings are held every 6 weeks or so. Any applications that come in are presented at the next upcoming Panel Meeting.
Youngcare will notify you by email or phone if your application has been successful or unsuccessful after the panel meeting. Formal notification will occur within 1 week of the Panel Meeting.
Youngcare cannot make emergency or urgent payments – so please apply well in advance. Payment will be made within 10 business days of receiving the returned signed Service Agreement and an Invoice accurately made out to Youngcare Ltd.
No. This is not an option. Youngcare will pay suppliers directly, or we can pay an organization that would then manage the purchasing and acquit the funds.
Successful organisations/individuals will be required to complete a brief online Acquittal Survey within 6 months.