Before you apply

Assistance is available for Queensland children aged up to 18 years of age, who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

To apply for assistance, you must be able to demonstrate a genuine need (including financial evidence) and information on how the assistance requested will meet this need.

In most instances, you’ll also require supporting letters from relevant professionals e.g. Specialists, Therapists,Teachers, LACs and quotes for the items requested.

Our program is designed to be flexible to allow you to apply for the items that best meet your individual needs. Every child is different, so every application is considered on a case by case basis.

However, there are some restrictions. For example, we don’t fund salaries, private vehicles, research or retrospective grants. See our application form for full details.

Variety aims to ‘fill the gaps’ and prioritise requests for which there are no alternate sources of support. If that funding is already available through another agency you may be referred elsewhere, unless you can explain why you cannot access their support. Sometimes, we ‘top up’ funding where another agency cannot fund the entire cost of equipment or a project. An example would be part contribution towards a mobility aid or car modifications.

Variety purchases appropriate equipment and services on your behalf. You must not make purchases yourself as reimbursements cannot be made.

Applications may be made at any time.

Applying for support from Variety is easy. We’re here to help every step of the way.

  1. Download an application form.
  2. Complete the application and assemble any supporting documentation.
  3. Send your application, together with your supporting documentation to Variety Queensland by post, fax or email. Details are on the form.

We will then make contact with to confirm that we have received your application. Your application will be assessed and we will keep you advised of progress.