Purpose of the Fund: The Support Fund is designed to assist persons with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with the cost of specialized leisure and adapted recreational equipment, medical equipment, services such as specialized lessons or camps and emergency personal expenses directly resulting from the fact that the person has spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus
This fund does not cover expenses which would be covered by Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), private / public medical insurance, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), or any other government programs The support fund only covers expenses which are required because the applicant has spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus and requests outside of this nature will not be considered.
Applications will be considered at the meetings of the Board of Directors. Please be advised that there are no meetings in July, August or December.
In the case of emergency services a verbal application to the association can be made as long as it is followed up within 14 days with a written application.
Funds may be advanced for emergency expenses at the discretion of the SBHANA Board Of Directors.
A maximum of $1000 per members is allowed within the SBHANA fiscal year and/or maximum of $500 of the $1000 per year will be paid for adapted sport and recreational programming or adaptive sport equipment.
The total allocation to the Support Fund is $30,000 per fiscal year. (Fiscal year is from February 1 to January 31.
The Support Fund application will be automatically sent to SBHANA. You are able to upload files onto this application or you send all accompanying paperwork (quotes, invoices, emergency receipts, copies of application for programs or services, and invoices for adapted recreation programming fees) to SBHANA Office
Applications will be marked incomplete if quotes and invoices are not recieved at the SBHANA office.
The SBHANA endeavors to equalize opportunities for individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus by funding costs which are incurred as a result of living with this condition.
Registered Charitable Number: 119159465 RR0001