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Respite Effect and Recovery Grants, a new a new partnership between WCS and the Office for Disability

Respite Effect and Recovery Grants

WCS has partnered with the Office for Disability to administer and facilitate the government funding for respite and relief. This funding is a government initiative, providing participants with disability with small grants that assist them with managing the effects of COVID19.

The Respite Effect and Recovery Grants (the Grants), funded under the COVID-19 Disability Strategy, provide financial support to relieve pressures experienced in the home environments of people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 health emergency.

If you’re a person with a disability, or a carer or family member, you may be eligible to access a small amount of funding to help relieve the pressure experienced due to COVID-19.

The Grants aim to support recovery from the COVID experience in aspects of everyday life and can be used to purchase items, activities or supports to a maximum value of $500.

Funds can be used for purchases such as:

  • accommodation for time away;
  • a subscription (online, magazine or newspaper);
  • domestic help such as a spring clean or garden maintenance;
  • data or an electronic device,
  • food (either through delivery, dining in or as take away);
  • support for starting or continuing an interest or hobby that contributes to a person’s wellbeing; or
  • other supports that will provide a respite effect or assist with your recovery.

For more information and to apply, visit Grants and Awards | Disability - Community Services (

Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."