Respite Grant 2021

This is our annual respite grant for 2021. Due to current circumstances, we are broadening our definition of respite to include wellness and recreation and we are relaxing the receipt requirements for this year only. While it is preferable that applications are accompanied by receipts, due to the Covid 19 pandemic we understand this is not practical in most circumstances and therefore, you have the option to reserve a grant and provide us with your receipts at a later date.

Who can apply?

People affected by EB who reside in the Republic of Ireland.

What can it be used for?

The grant can go towards a holiday,  a great day out or any recreational activities that may improve your well-being.  It can also go towards any practical needs that are adding to your hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased social distancing restrictions.

How does the grant process work?

Step 1: Complete the application form online no later than 16th April 2021

Step 2: Provide the family support team with your receipts. You can attach these to the online form or send them to us by email.

Please note: If you have not yet booked your respite, you have the option to reserve a grant and follow up with receipts at a later date.

Step 3: Once all applications have been received, we will notify you via text of the allocated funds for this year.

Step 4: Your grant will be processed and you will receive payment through a direct bank transfer. If we do not already have your bank details on file, please contact the family support team on the contact information below.

Step 5: Enjoy your well-deserved break!

I have not booked my respite yet, can I still apply?

YES! The grant form will give you the option to reserve a grant. This will allow you to book your respite after the application closing date.

Once you have booked your respite, please send all relevant receipts to us by email and we will provide you with your grant.

How do I apply?

You can apply online HERE

Or print the form here: Respite Grant Application Form 2021


Help with the form

If you are experiencing any difficulty with the form or have any questions regarding the grant, please contact Kate, the patient support administrator:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 086 068 4722