We Care Therapy Grant

Every year, hundreds of children who have been have been diagnosed with a disability or long-term health condition have to face long wait times for an NDIS plan or are ineligible for NDIS support altogether. That’s why Variety NSW/ACT has created the We Care Therapy grant, providing financial assistance towards therapy costs to assist children who need it most.

Grants of up to $2000 are available over a twelve-month period and applications are open all year round.

Eligible therapy requests include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology

Click below to read the guidelines and to submit an application. Once you start an application, you can save and come back to it at any time.  



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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must:

  • reside in NSW or ACT
  • be aged between 0 and 18
  • be medically diagnosed with a condition that requires therapy
  • be waiting for an approved NDIS plan or be ineligible for NDIS support.
The applicant’s family household income is to be below $200,000 per annum (this includes child support payments, rental income, investment income or any other income that is received by any parent/carer who is financially responsible for the beneficiary).
Applications for this grant are open all year round. Click here for the application form.
The following attachments must be included as part of the application:

  1. A GP or Paediatrician signed letter on their official letterhead, outlining the child’s diagnosis/condition and the referral to the therapy (i.e. OT, Physio etc.). This document must be dated within 3 months at the time of submission
  1. Household Income – For each parent/carer who is financially responsible for the child, we require a Centrelink Income Statement and/or your most recent payslip showing annual income.
The type of therapy requested must be directly related to the child’s diagnosis and supported by a GP or Paediatrician. Eligible therapy requests include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology

Please note the requested therapy will form the basis of the grant and if successful, cannot be amended after the approval date.

The grant is up to the value of $2000 over a twelve-month period.
Once submitted, your application will be pre-assessed by the Kids Support Team to make sure it meets criteria and if it is eligible, you may be contacted to discuss your application. If your application is shortlisted, it will then go to the Grants Committee for a final decision.
If your grant application is approved, you will receive an outcome letter with full instructions for invoice payments. All payments are received online via your Variety account.


Provide your chosen supplier with a copy of your outcome letter and ask them to issue an itemised tax invoice addressed to Variety – the Children’s Charity. They should also include your child’s name or the grant reference number on the invoice.

Upload the invoice into your Variety account.

Once the invoice is received into your Variety account it will be processed by Kids Support and paid directly to the supplier. Payment takes up to 3 weeks.


The family purchases the approved item(s) as listed on the outcome letter. Please ask for itemised tax receipts issued by the supplier. The reimbursement process is the same as the invoicing process.

Outcome letters are emailed to applicants approximately 6 – 8 weeks after their initial submission.

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