Connecting with utility provider hardship programs and budgets
Available up to 12 months after treatment ends
Redkite were there for us when we were thrust into a world of unknowns. The offers of financial support eased our minds so we could focus on Vinny. They say it takes a village to raise a child but that takes on a whole new meaning when raising a child with cancer.
Sally, mother of Vinny, diagnosed with cancer at 2-months-old
Cancer is sudden and unexpected, and something no one saves up for. There are unexpected costs associated with cancer for most families, whether that’s hospital parking, time off work or even giving up your job completely to be at the hospital, or renting somewhere closer to hospital.
For some, these costs can become overwhelming. We’re here to help with everyday expenses, like putting food on the table and fuel in the car.
Bills like phone, electricity and internet bills
Car registration and insurance
Rent and mortgage
Accommodation for treatment, like hotel costs
Groceries and fuel
Knowing I could put petrol in the car so the tank was always full in case of emergency runs to hospital. I think just knowing that at the end of the phone a complete stranger cared. It’s the caring and knowing it was there that helped me the most.
Sometimes the only spare time you have is while you’re waiting in hospital or when everyone else is in bed. myRedkite makes it simple for you to apply for and organise financial assistance, no matter where you are, or when you need it… even in the middle of the night.
New Diagnosis Assistance
No one is ever really ready for their child’s cancer diagnosis. To make things a little easier while you adjust, we provide $150 in vouchers for food or fuel to families who have received a diagnosis in the last 6 months.
As your child’s treatment progresses, the household bills can start to add up and you might start feeling financial stress.
Families experiencing financial hardship or stress, and who are either on treatment, have finished treatment in the last 12 months can apply for further assistance. If your child has died in the last 12 months, you can also apply for further assistance.
Eligible families can choose to receive Coles food and fuel vouchers or have essential household bills paid.