Gifting Criteria

Easing the hardship – Gifting criteria for assessment of spinal cord injury applications.

All applications from eligible individuals living with paraplegia or quadriplegia will be assessed independently against stringent gifting criteria to ensure appropriate allocation of resources from donated funds. Our gifting criteria is outlined below:

  • Individual grants are to be for a maximum of $5000.
  • Due to limited resources, PBF Australia is a funder of last resort. As such, funds will not be provided where other sources of disability funding are available.
  • Funding is only provided to Australians with a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury.
  • Advice will be sought from the relevant agencies to ascertain need, appropriateness of the request, and alternative funding sources.
  • Compensable applicants will not be eligible. Consideration may be given to providing a loan to such applicants, repayable on settlement of their compensation claim.
  • Applications should be accompanied by three quotations for the equipment requested. If three quotations are not obtainable please give reasons.
  • A statement of hardship will need to accompany applications.
  • Where possible, a letter of support from a social worker, treating specialist, or similar, should accompany the request.
  • Individual gifts are given with the intent of improving freedoms or employability.
  • Requests that include funding from other sources will be looked upon favourably.
  • Donations of money will not be made to individuals:
    • Cheques will be made payable to suppliers
    • Where possible, PBF will purchase the equipment and donate
    • Retrospective payments will not be eligible
  • PBF does not sponsor Conferences.
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