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Grants & equipment


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

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.

For more details, or to refer yourself or family for any of our services, please contact us on:
Email: support@cfcc.org.au or Phone: 1300 023 222

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CF Relief Program

The CF Relief Grant is intended to be a flexible source of support and financial relief for people living with CF. People living with CF (or their primary carer on their behalf) can apply for this Grant to cover CF-related costs. Expenses could include physiotherapy and medical equipment, fitness equipment and activities, pharmacy expenses, hospital parking, wellbeing activities, mental health support services, vitamins and supplements.

This program, launched in 2024, was co-designed by a Consumer Working Group, and combines our previous physiotherapy, fitness, and CF-related reimbursement programs into one easy to access fund. The intention of this program is to give people flexibility with how they want to use grant funds and allows people to plan for CF-expenses over the year.

A limited number of grants are available. Applications for 2024 will close 1 December 2024 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed).

CFCC members can apply for grants of up to $400 per year. Member households on medium or low income may be supported with up to $600 and $800 respectively.

Apply online here or download PDF form here

For more information on how to apply, contact support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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Emergency Financial Assistance

The CF-Related Emergency Financial Assistance program provides CFCC members with CF or their primary carer with financial support at times when CF-related crisis or events create unexpected financial pressure, for example, during lengthy hospital stays, or following sudden changes in health for people.

CFCC can provide emergency financial support through the provision of supermarket vouchers, fuel vouchers, or through the payment of essential bills.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please get in contact with support@cfcc.org.au to discuss options and how we can best support you.

Apply online here or download the PDF form here

For immediate support, please contact 1300 023 222.     

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Transplant Grant

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

Applications for 2024 will close 1 December 2024 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed).

Apply for Transplant Assistance Here

 For more information on how to apply, contact support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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Accommodation

The CFCC Accommodation Assistance Program subsidises, 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.

Apply for Accommodation Assistance Here

For more information contact support@cfcc.org.au or call 1300 023 222.


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. Our Benefits Navigation Service provides a range of practical assistance and social work support to our members to help with accessing these government programs, and other resources.

 You can organise a discussion with one of our Case Managers by contacting support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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Conference Grant 

The Conference Grant supports CFCC members living with CF, and their immediate family members in NSW and Victoria to attend the Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference, hosted at the Brisbane Convention Centre, 2-4 August 2024. Read more about the conference here.

There are four Conference Grants available for 2024, each worth up to $500 towards conference registration, travel and/or accommodation.

Apply for the Conference Grant here

For more information, contact support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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Equipment Loan Program

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

  • nebuliser pumps
  • portable oxygen concentrators
  • a wheelchair (Vic).[SQ1]
  • a walker

Apply to Loan Equipment Here

For more information and to access this program, please contact our team at support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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TV Access (Vic)

Our Television Hire Program subsides the cost of television hire while Victorian members are in hospital for CF-related issues. Please contact us on 1300 023 222 or support@cfcc.org.au and provide the following information.

  • Your Name
  • The hospital you are and in-patient at
  • Ward number
  • Room number
  • Bed number
  • Your hospital identification number

For more information on how to apply, contact support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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Scholarships (Vic)

At CFCC, 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. Learn more about our education support here.

The CFCC Scholarship Program provides assistance to students in Victoria with CF to help cover costs related to their primary, secondary or tertiary school education, and alternate educational pathways, such as educational courses, services or equipment.

Applications for 2024 will close 1 December 2024 (or earlier if all grants have been distributed).

Apply for a CFCC Education Scholarship Here

For more information, and to speak with our Education Support Coordinator, contact support@cfcc.org.au or 1300 023 222.

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