Medical Equipment & Supplies

Variety’s Medical Equipment & Supplies Grant goes towards purchasing essential medical and health equipment to assist a child living with sickness or disability.

More than one item from the below list can be requested in a grant application. These must be directly related to the child’s diagnosis and be supported by a GP and Allied Health Professional.

  • Auditory – hearing aids, cochlear implants
  • Bedroom Items – electric or specialised beds, mattresses
  • Cough Assist Machine
  • CPAP Machine
  • Electric Stimulation Systems – medical devices that stimulate nerves and muscles
  • Epilepsy Monitor
  • Helmets – cranial helmets used for shaping skulls or safety helmets for seizures
  • Insulin Pump
  • Nebulizer or Humidifier
  • Orthotics – Dynamic Movement Orthoses, second skin, dynamic splits or compression stockings
  • Oxygen Pumps
  • Prosthetics
  • Sensory Equipment – items promoting the stimulation of the senses (sight, touch, smell and emotion)
  • Seizure Alarms and Mats
  • Suction Pumps
  • Vaporiser
  • Ventilators
  • Vision Care – corrective equipment (glasses not included)


To be considered for a Medical Equipment & Supplies Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live in NSW or ACT
  • Applications can only be accepted for kids aged 0 to 18 years
  • Applicants must be medically diagnosed with a chronic illness or disability
  • Previous recipients will not be considered for another Medical & Supplies Grant until 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter (though you may still be eligible for another of our grants during this time)
  • Unsuccessful applicants may be eligible to reapply for a Medical & Supplies Grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter

Variety recommends consulting with your NDIS planner (if you have one), GP, Specialist or Social/Support Worker before starting an application so they can best support you through the process. Please read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Full Guidelines Begin a New Application Continue Existing Application

Not quite the right fit? Have a look at the other grants available to help give kids a fair go.

To meet an individual’s needs have a look at the Education Supplies; Mobility Equipment; Nappies & Feeds; Communication Technology; Vehicle Modifications; Wigs; Therapy for rare conditions and Variety Every Chance to Play (ACT only) grants.

There are also community grants available such as the Sunshine Coaches and Variety Livvi’s Place.

If you have any questions or are at all unsure about the process, please give us a call on 02 9819 1000 or flick us an email [email protected]