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Financial Assistance Program


NOTE: As of 1 Jan 2017 ALL applications for Financial Assistance must be submitted using the new forms, found below.


Redkite recognises the financial and emotional stresses that childhood and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer experience can bring. The Redkite Financial Assistance program aims to support individuals and families by providing them with practical financial support and assistance with everyday expenses.

Program guidelines

The Financial Assistance Program guidelines provide details on eligibility criteria, tailored financial assistance levels and other relevant information. Please refer to the guidelines before submitting an application.

Application forms

All financial assistance applications have to be completed and submitted by a social worker or other health professional. Please note the different forms for each level of financial assistance:

Primary Assistance Application form

Higher Needs Assistance Application form

Bereavement Assistance form

Application processes

All applications submitted by Friday 8pm AEST will be processed and payments will be made the following week. For further information on the application process, please see:

Primary Assistance Application Process

Higher Needs Assistance Application Process

Exceptional Needs Assistance

Exceptional Needs Assistance (ENA) relates to rare and severe needs that are beyond what a family or young person could reasonably be expected to manage. Financial need as a standalone criterion is not sufficient to make an applicant eligible for ENA. Applicants must also have a range of unique factors. Please see the ENA guidelines for more information. To apply for ENA, please submit the ENA application form for consideration.


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