Funding & Grants

FINANCIAL support to help the  terminally ill and their families.

Derek’s Place offers grants of up to $1,000 to eligible families to assist with the cost of creating lasting memorable experiences or to ease the burden of funeral costs.

To be eligible for a Funeral or Memory Grant of up to $1,000, families must have a parent with a terminal illness and at least one child aged under 13. To complete the application form, you will need a letter from a treating doctor stating that the patient has a terminal illness and listing the names and ages of the children under 13.

Unless otherwise negotiated with Derek’s Place, funds will be paid directly to service providers nominated by grant recipients.

Once you have the letter from the treating doctor, please complete the form below and attach the letter. The process should take less than 5 minutes to complete. We will review your application within 5 business days and get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

Please note that a proportion of our funds are set aside quarterly for these grants. Funding for applications is subject to availability.

The families who need our assistance are best placed to determine the kinds of memories they need to make. However, in case you would like some inspiration we have some suggestions listed below.

  • A trip to; The zoo, The aquarium or Luna Park
  • A weekend away at a beach house or in the bush
  • A family photo session
  • A video recording with messages for the family from the ill parent
  • A fully catered family picnic in a special location
  • A trip to spend time with extended family

We are so sorry you need our support, but we are very glad to be here to help you. Someone from Derek’s Place will be in touch within five working days to discuss your application and work with you to make memories or provide financial assistance for your funeral arrangements.