Purpose of the Fund: The Support Fund is designed to assist persons with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with the cost of adapted equipment, medical equipment, services such as adapted 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 which occurs on the Third Wednesday of the month and 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.
For 2023 the Support Fund will have a maximum of $1,500 per members allowed within the SBHANA fiscal year and/or maximum of $500 of the $1,500 per year will be paid for adapted sport and recreational programming.
The SBHANA Board of Directors have allocated a total of $20,000 per fiscal year for 2023. This total may change due to funding received. (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 received at the SBHANA office.
There is NO retroactive funding for items and all requests must provide a quote and once purchased a receipt for the item.