Therapy (Rare Conditions)

Variety assists with the purchase of therapeutic interventions to support kids who have been diagnosed with a rare disease or condition over a 12 month period.

You can select one or more of the following as part of the grant request up to the value of $1,500:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapist


To be considered for a Therapy Grant Rare Care 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 Rare Disease or condition. A rare disease is any disorder or condition that is life-threatening or chronically debilitating, which is also statistically rare. For the purposes of the Therapy Grant, rare conditions are defined as a rate of one in 2,500 or less. Variety uses ORPHANET (an internationally recognised list of rare diseases and conditions) as a primary resource for confirmation of diseases and conditions.
  • Previous recipients will not be considered for another a Therapy 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 Therapy grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter


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

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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; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Mobility Equipment; Nappies & Feeds; Communication Technology; Vehicle Modifications; Wigs 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]