Tutoring Assistance Program

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (CFCC) recognises that keeping up with school can be difficult for children with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially if there are prolonged admissions and hospital appointments. The aim of CFCC’s Tutoring Assistance Prorgam is to assist school aged children to keep engaged in their learning and to give them the confidence and opportunity to succeed academically.

Applicants may be eligible to receive one of a limited number of grants of up to $500 to assist with the cost of tutoring sessions. 

Applications for 2017 will close on Wednesday 15 November 2017 (or earlier if all available grants have been allocated)

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current member of CFCC
  • Be a resident of Victoria (including selected border towns)
  • The primary parent/carer of a child who has CF who is in school (Prep to Year 12 inclusive)

How to apply

To apply for support toward the help with the cost of home cleaning you will need to: 

  • Read the terms and conditions
  • Download a Tutoring Assistance Program application form
  • Complete all sections of the application form and attach a tax invoice (for reimbursement)
  • Send it to the Education Support Coordinator, Cystic Fibrosis Victoria via:
    -  Post: 80 Dodds Street, Southbank Vic 3006
    -  Email: education@cfv.org.au
    -  Fax: (03) 9686 3437
  • Applicants will be notified whether they were successful in receiving a grant within 10 business days of their application being received by CFV
    - If the request is urgent please contact CFCC

Terms and conditions

  • Applicants must:
    -  Be a current member of CFCC
    -  Be a resident of Victoria (including selected border towns)
    -  The primary parent/carer of a child who has CF who is in school (Prep to Year 12 inclusive)
  • Grants are limited to one grant a year per applicant
  • The Program will only reimburse tutoring costs when:
    -  The tutoring sessions are for the person who has CF
    -  The tutoring is for school related subjects during 2017 (non-academic courses are not eligible)
    -  When the person is receiving at least 10 tutoring sessions (Part payments for less than 10 tutoring sessions can also be applied for)
    -  The sessions are provided by a tutor who:
             *  Has provided you with a certified copy of their Working with Children Check or VIT registration
             *  Has completed at least Secondary School but ideally has experience of tutoring or teaching
             *  Is not a family member 
  • The Program will not support/reimburse expenses that have already been supported by CFCC or other services
  • CFCC can accept receipt(s) either:
    -  For the full amount of up to $500
    -  In instalments up to 3 reimbursements (up to a max of $500)
  • Applicants on low income may apply for the grant to be paid in advance. Applicants must provide evidence of income (e.g. payment summary, payslip, Disability Support Pension card)
    -  Low income is defined as a gross (before tax) income of less than $70,000 for couples/families 
  • A complete Tutoring Assistance Program application form must be provided
  • Applications for 2017 will close Wednesday 15 November 2017 (or earlier if all available grants have been allocated)

More information

If you have any questions about the Tutoring Assistance Program please contact us via email at education@cfv.org.au or phone (03) 9686 1811.

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