Take A Break Program

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care’s (CFCC) Take A Break Program will provides adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) with a grant of up to $500 to get away and have a break.

The Take A Break Program is generously funded by Andrew’s Legacy. Andrew Carr passed away in 2008, and it was his wish that his family and friends donate money in lieu of flowers to fund the program. Andrew wanted other adults living with CF to enjoy quality time away from the ‘hum-drum’ of life - something he and his wife Melissa found so valuable. Andrew’s family and CFCC is grateful to all who have contributed and continue to contribute to Andrew’s Legacy.

For more information contact CFCC.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be a current member of CFCC
  • Be a resident of Victoria (including selected border towns)
  • Be aged 21 years or older and have CF
  • Have not received a Take A Break grant in 2016 (grants are limited to one grant per applicant every 2 years)

What can I use the grant for?

Some examples of what members can apply for include:

  • Travel within Australia
  • Accommodation (must include at least 1 night)
  • Meals and entertainment

There are 10 grants available each year. All grants must used within the same year of receiving the grant. Recipients of a Take A Break grant must provide proof of expenditure within 4 weeks of receiving the grant.

How do I apply?

To apply for a Take A Break grant please contact us on (03) 9686 1811.

I received a grant in 2017

We will contact successful applicants within 10 business days of their application being received by CFCC and will transfer the grant into your bank account.

Within four weeks of returning from your break you will need to provide CFCC with copies of your receipts showing how the grant was spent. You can do this via:

  • Email: support@cfcc.org.au
  • Fax: (03) 9686 3437
  • Post: Cystic Fibrosis Community Care, 80 Dodds Street, Southbank Vic 3006

More information

If you have any questions about the Take A Break program or any of our other services please contact CFCC: