Living with EB can sometimes take over and leave little time for you and your well-being. Every year, we offer all our DEBRA households our annual Respite & Wellness Grant to give each home the opportunity to get that all-important breathing space. This grant can go towards a holiday, a great day out or any recreational activity/item that may improve your well-being.

Am I eligible for this grant?

You are eligible to receive this grant if:

  • You are living with any form of EB or a member of your household is living with EB
  • You are living in the Republic of Ireland
  • You or a member of your household have not already applied for a respite grant this year*
  • You are currently registered with DEBRA Ireland family support team

*  We can only provide one grant per household.

Do I have to spend this grant on respite or wellness?

Yes, this grant is funded on the basis that the applicants put the grant towards a recreational activity or item. A few examples would be a weekend away, dinner out, theatre, concert, gym membership, bike, camera, hiking boots, etc.

If you are unsure on what you can spend your grant on or are unable to spend your grant on respite and wellness for any reason, please contact the family support team. We are always happy to help.

How does the grant process work?

Step 1: Complete our grant application form below to reserve a grant.

Step 2: After the closing date, we will notify you by text or email of the allocated funds for this year.

Step 3: Book your respite, activity or buy your chosen item(s)

Step 4: Send a copy of your receipts to family support team by email or post. We cannot provide you with your grant unless all necessary receipts are received. Booking confirmations where payment has not been made cannot be accepted.

Step 5: Your grant will be processed at the end of that month and you will receive your grant via bank transfer within approximately 10 days after.

Step 6: Enjoy your well-deserved break!

When can I apply?

We offer this grant once a year.

Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you would like to be notified when our 2023 grant opens next year, please contact our family support team.

How do I apply?

Applications will reopen online in 2023.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 086 068 4722  or  01 412 6924