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Subsidies & equipment

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care provides equipment, subsidies, and financial assistance for a range of CF-related expenses to individuals and families living with CF throughout NSW and Victoria.

All our programs are available in both NSW and Victoria unless otherwise mentioned. To be eligible to receive our programs and services, you must be a current member of Cystic Fibrosis Community Care.

Please note that due to funding arrangements, some of our programs may be once-off programs or may have a closing date. Some funding bodies who support these programs may also require people to provide certain information such as proof of purchase so that we can acquit the grant.

For more details, or to refer yourself or family for any of our services, please contact us on:

  NSW: reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700

  Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811

 

See information for: 


I need a nebuliser, PEP device, or replacement parts

Physiotherapy Equipment Program

Our Physiotherapy Equipment Program provides subsidies to for members who have CF who need to purchase essential physiotherapy equipment to help manage their CF. This includes nebulisers, PEP devices, replacements parts, masks, etc.

In Victoria the program is generously supported by our donors, community fundraisers, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, Freemason's United Service Lodge No 330, Tobin Brothers Foundation, and Joe White Bequest

For more information:

 NSW: reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700

 Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811  

Equipment loan program

Our Equipment Loan Program enables members who have CF to borrow medical and physiotherapy equipment. Equipment available to borrow includes:

  • nebuliser pumps
  • a portable oxygen concentrator (Vic)
  • a wheelchair (Vic).

For more information:

NSW: reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700

Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811 


I have paid for fitness activities &/or sport memberships

Our Fitness Participation Program provides subsidies for members who have CF to participate in the sport of their choice and to help improve lung function and overall health. This includes gym memberships, sporting fees and sport and exercise equipment.

Applications for 2022 will close 1 December 2022 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed)

For more information:

NSW:

VIC:


I have CF-related expenses like medications, hospital parking or other costs relating to CF

Our CF-Related Reimbursement Program assists members who have CF and their families by reimbursing some of their CF-related expenses. This includes expenses such as CF-related medications, supplements, hospital parking, and other expenses.

Applications for 2022 will close 1 December 2022 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed)

For more information:

I am heading to hospital or my CF clinic

Accommodation assistance for regional families

Our Accommodation Assistance Program subsidies, and can book, accommodation for members who have CF and who live in regional areas, so they can have the support of their immediate family while attending appointments or hospital stays in Melbourne or Sydney.

For more information:

NSW: reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700

Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811

You may also be able to access support through state government patient transport assistance schemes, such as Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) or the NSW Government Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme.

TV hire for hospital stays (VIC)

Our Television Hire Program subsides the cost of television hire while Victorian members are in hospital for CF-related issues. To obtain the subsidy, members at The Alfred and Monash Medical Centre will need to show their current membership card to the TV company staff when admitted to hospital.

For more information:

Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811

CF massage program at Monash Medical Centre (VIC)

In 2018 we worked with the CF Physiotherapy Team at the Monash Medical Centre to establish a massage program for their adult inpatients who live with CF to help providing relief from muscle tension and pain.

This program would not be possible without the generous support of the Abbie Fennessy Trust.

I'd like someone to visit me while I’m in hospital

We regularly make inpatient hospital visits at the CF Centres in NSW and Victoria. So if you are an inpatient or planning a hospital admission, please feel free to give us a call so we can come by.

For more information:


I have had a CF-related transplant

Our Transplant Assistance Program provides support to our members who have CF and have recently had a CF-related transplant. This assistance aims to help relieve some of the financial stress while people recover and get back on their feet.

Applications for 2022 will close 1 December 2022 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed).

For more information:

NSW: Please contact  reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700 to discuss available time limited once off supports that may be available to you and your family.

 Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811 


My child needs assistance with their education

We work with school children and families to ensure that all children with CF can have the best learning opportunities and experiences while managing their CF. We do this through providing information, support and advocacy for students living with CF.

Scholarship program (VIC)

Our Scholarship Program provides assistance to members in Victoria who have children under 19 years with CF to help cover costs related to their school education or ‘alternate educational pathways’ (such as educational courses, services or equipment).

For more information:

All 2022 Scholarship grants have now been distributed.
$500 Learn Mate Tutoring grants are still available for the remainder of 2022.

For more information:

Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811  



I’m struggling financially & I need extra assistance

Our CF-Related Emergency Assistance Program provides members who have CF with emergency financial assistance for urgent CF-related needs at times of crisis, during lengthy hospital admissions or following sudden changes of health for people and families on a low income.

For more information:

NSW: reception@cfcc.org.au or (02) 8732 5700

Victoria: support@cfcc.org.au or (03) 9686 1811  

You may also be able to access support through Centrelink and other organisations.

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