Whānau Direct

About the grant scheme 


Many of those caring for FASD individuals have extra financial support requirements such as a special needs worker, travel to educational events or other expenses.

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health, we ran a grant scheme over the first half of 2022 to offer payments of up to $500 to FASD-CAN members to help purchase specific products, support or services which would improve their situation in some way. 

The fund is now depleted but we are proud to have helped many whānau with expenses they may not otherwise have been able to meet. Nearly 20 families accessed the fund for a range of initiatives to support their well-being. These included workshops, a grief seminar, youth disability outings, play therapy, yoga, music equipment and outdoor recreational activities.