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Sargood Foundation launches travel grants

Travel grants to assist those with limited means visit Sargood on Collaroy health and wellness resort, have been launched by the Sargood Foundation. The resort provides purpose-built, accessible accommodation and services for people living with spinal cord injury.

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A total of 24 travel grants, each worth up to $500, are available to provide travel assistance to people living with spinal cord injury and their carers when they visit Sargood on Collaroy.

Foundation executive director, Susan Johnston said in most circumstances accommodation and care is covered by insurance, but in some cases, transport is not.

“The Sargood Foundation realises that this can be an obstacle to those in financial hardship and can prevent a stay from occurring at all. It is our goal to make Sargood on Collaroy accessible to as many Australians living with spinal cord injury as possible, to ensure they can experience the increased confidence and independence that this unique facility fosters,” she said.

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Travel grant applications will be accepted via the resort website and recipients will be selected based on select criteria at the discretion of the Sargood on Collaroy clinical team, on behalf of the Foundation.

The need of the applicant must meet the primary purpose of the organisation that is to support and promote access and inclusion for people with spinal cord injury. The recipient must not be insured by icare or any other agency offering financial compensation for travel. Applicants must not have received a Sargood Foundation travel grant in the past and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Grants will be available through to June 2020.

To apply for a travel grant, visit www.sargoodoncollaroy.com or, contact Susan Johnston at: [email protected]