Financial Assistance

As a member of the Blind Welfare Association, you could be eligible for financial assistance for a range of needs and situations.  You can download the forms to apply for assistance.

Here are the Special Welfare Fund Benefit Guidelines to apply for assistance.

Special Purpose Welfare Fund – Home Maintenance Costs

Subsidy to assist with the cost of home maintenance, to a Maximum of $250.

You can download the Home Maintenance Costs application form here: Home Maintenance Costs Application Form (Word doc 407kb) or click here to apply online.

Application for Personal Loan

Members of the Blind Welfare Association are able to apply for a personal loan .

You can download the application form here: Personal Loan Application Form (Word doc423kb) or click here to apply online.

Adaptive Technology Equipment Subsidy

The Blind Welfare Association Adaptive Technology Equipment subsidies are intended to assist members gain and maintain independence in daily living, study or employment. Funds are limited, it is anticipated members will exhaust other specific government schemes where available (Employment schemes, NDIS) before applying for funding through the Blind Welfare Association.

Here are the guidelines for the  Adaptive Technology Equipment Subsidy.

You can download the application form with full details here: Adaptive Equipment Subsidy form (Word docx 38.6kb) or click here to submit it online.

Recreation and Personal Development Funding

As a Blind Welfare Association Member,  you may be eligible to access Blind Welfare Association funding assistance for you to participate in a Recreation or personal development program.

You can download the Recreation and Personal Development Funding application form here: Recreation and Personal Development Funding Application Form (Word docx 45kb) or click here to submit it online.