Respite Effect and Recovery Grants Open

The Respite Effect and Recovery Grants (the Grants), funded under the COVID-19 Disability Strategy, provide financial support to relieve pressures experienced in the home environments of people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 health emergency. If you’re a person with disability, or a carer or family member, you may be eligible to access a small amount of funding to help relieve the pressure experienced due to COVID-19. The Grants aim to support recovery from the COVID experience in aspects of everyday life and can be used to purchase items, activities or supports to a maximum value of $500. Funds can be used for purchases such as:

  • accommodation for time away
  • a subscription (online, magazine or newspaper)
  • domestic help such as a spring clean or garden maintenance
  • data or an electronic device
  • food (either through delivery, dining in or as take away)
  • support for starting or continuing an interest or hobby that contributes to a person’s wellbeing
  • other supports that will provide a respite effect or assist with your recovery.

For more information and to apply, visit the ACT Government websites below.

ACT Government information on Respite and Recovery Grants Respite Effect and Recovery Grant Guidelines   Respite effect and Recovery Grant application form