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Funding Request Program 

2018 Funding Request Program

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families funds expenses directly benefiting individuals with cerebral palsy. Funding requests may relate to vehicle modifications, home renovations, equipment like wheelchairs, technology, or other items to enhance or aid day-to-day living.

Email Emily or call her at 403-205-4935 if you have any questions, or if this is an urgent request.

  • Funding Requests are capped at $500 for adaptive equipment per calendar year.

  • Computer and iPad funding is capped at $300 every 3 years.

  • All applications must support a person living with cerebral palsy.

 

Funding Request Guidelines

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families Funding Request Guidelines
REVISED January 20th 2018

  • The objective of the Funding Request Program is to help members of Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families (“CPKF”) purchase adaptive equipment or technology that will enhance their quality of life. Funding requests consistent with that objective will be considered by the CPKF, in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The funding will directly support individuals with cerebral palsy who have been a member of CPKF for at least 3 months;

  • One request per calendar year will be considered for each eligible member;

  • The request covers expenses for reasonable adaptive equipment required as a result of the disability. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: recreational equipment (e.g sledges and sit-skis), assistive devices (e.g., commodes, ramps and walkers) and items that enhance day-to-day living (e.g., adapted chairs). The maximum funding rate per calendar year for adaptive equipment is $500 per member. Unfunded balances cannot be carried forward;

  • The funding covers expenses for reasonable adaptive electronic equipment and technology which supports a disability. Examples include, but are not limited to, communicative devices and computer touch screens. Members requesting funding for adaptive electronic equipment and technology must have trialed the equipment. A letter of recommendation from a registered therapist or teacher must accompany the request. Maximum funding rates for adaptive electronic equipment and technology is $300, and funding shall be limited to 1 request per member every 3 calendar years. Unfunded balances cannot be carried forward; and

  • Funding will not cover portions of supplies provided by government agencies such as Alberta Aids to Daily Living or Family Support for Children with Disabilities or that are eligible for insurance or group benefits.

The provision of funding is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of CPKF (the “Board”) and is subject to the requirements and limitations set out in these as well as the effect of the funding request on CPKF’s financial resources and viability. Please note, we cannot guarantee funding for purchases made prior to funding approval.

The Funding Request Program functions solely through the support of volunteers and donors. Members, or the family and friends of members requesting funds, are encouraged to support CPKF through their volunteer involvement with events, fundraising, or other initiatives. Members may be contacted by CPKF throughout the year to volunteer.

 

PROCESS

you must fill out
Form Part A AND Form Part B online below.

This cycle runs from September 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018

 Applications must include:

  • Adequate documentation establishing the recipient member’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy (letter of diagnosis on file, if we do not have a letter on file you can email the letter to Emily Jackson);

  • A minimum of two quotes is required for the adaptive equipment/technology for which funding is sought when multiple vendors are available, or a copy of an approved paid invoice.

Payment for CPKF - approved funding request will not be made until CPKF has received the receipt(s) for the applicable expenditure or vendor invoice. 

If the purchase has already been completed, you must submit a funding request within 90 days of the purchase date.  

Approved Funding Requests are valid for 90 days and may not be carried over to the next funding year. 

Restrictions: CPKF is not obligated to fund the entire cost of an approved funding request, even if the request is within the maximum limits set forth above.   In addition, funding is contingent and dependent at all times on the availability of funds within the Funding Request Program. The Board reserves the right to require additional information relating to the funding request such as a certificate from a doctor or related professional confirming a member’s diagnosis or establishing a causal connection between the request and a member’s special needs. Funding request forms or additional information can be obtained by contacting emily@calgarycp.org.

 
 
 
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Adapted Recreation Fee Assistance Subsidy 

Adapted Recreation Fee Assistance Guidelines

The Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families Adapted Recreation Fee Assistance Subsidy Program fosters greater inclusion for special needs children/youth in community recreational activities within the Calgary area.  Too often, most financial assistance programs have long wait lists and are restricted by income caps.  Many of our Members are not eligible for any government subsidies, private funding, and are unable to afford to have their child participate in programs like summer camps, or sports programs.  Private insurance or group insurance does not provide reimbursements for recreation programs that fall outside of traditional models.  

The Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families Adapted Recreation Fee Assistance Subsidy Program gives families the access to recreation programs that best support their children/youth and serve their specific physical needs.  CPKF also recognizes that organizations catering to the special needs community require support in order to ensure continued programming.  

It is the hopes that our Members register in special needs recreation programs first, to ensure longevity of the programs.  If the needs of the Member cannot be met by special needs recreation programs, then typical programs will be included for funding subsidy.  

The Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families Adapted Recreation Fee Assistance Subsidy Program allows families to apply for a grant for therapeutic or recreational programs for their child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, in the amount of $150. Examples of  approved programs include: 

  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs

  • Sledge Hockey Programs

  • Power Chair Soccer Programs

  • Swimming Programs

  • Baseball Programs

  • Dance Programs

  • Skating Programs

  • Summer Camp

  • Disabled Skiing
    (Ski vouchers for CADS will be handed out at COP during CADS registration. This funding will utilize your 2019 Recreational Fee Assistance Subsidy )

 NO RECEIPT OR INVOICE IS REQUIRED FOR CADS PARTICIPANTS

 

PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

The objective of the Program is to help Members of Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families (“CPKF”) participate in adapted recreational programs that will enhance their quality of life and provide physical activity. 

  • The funding will directly support individuals with cerebral palsy who have been a Member of CPKF for at least 3 months;

  • One request per calendar year will be considered for each eligible Member; Registrations, payments, and activities must take place between January 1st 2018 and December 1st 2018.

  • The request covers registration, lessons, and equipment rentals for adapted recreation programs or typical recreation programs

  • Maximum amount funded will be $150 for 2018

  • Unfunded balances cannot be carried forward; and

  • Funding will not cover portions provided by government agencies such as Alberta Aids to Daily Living or Family Support for Children with Disabilities or that are eligible for insurance or group benefits.

The provision of funding is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the CPKF (the “Board”) and is subject to the requirements and limitations set out in these as well as the effect of the funding request on the CPKF’s financial resources and viability. 

 

Process

All funding requests must be: 

  • Received on the CPKF  online form (shown above)

  • Submitted to the CPKF office within 30 days of the end of the calendar year in which the subject expenses were incurred;

Accompanied by: 

Adequate documentation establishing the recipient Member’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy if not already on file; 

The requesting Member’s review of alternative funding sources and determination that funding from alternative sources is not available; and 

Once the request has been approved, payment will be made upon receipt of the invoice for the applicable expenditure.  The Program Administrator and the Executive Director will make approval.  The CPKF Board of Directors will be given a summary of requests to be included in the financial summary. 

Restrictions: CPKF is not obligated to fund the entire cost of an approved funding request, even if the request is within the maximum limits set forth above.   In addition, funding is contingent and dependent at all times on the availability of funds within the Adapted Recreational Funding Program. The Board reserves the right to require additional information relating to the funding request such as a certificate from a doctor or related professional confirming a Member’s diagnosis or establishing a causal connection between the request and a Member’s special needs.  

 
 

 
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Adopt-A-Family

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families has initiated an Adopt-a-Family Program to help make a family’s holiday this season a truly memorable and unforgettable one. During this time of year, the holidays can add extra stress for a family that is having a hard time making ends meet, along with having a child affected by cerebral palsy

Our goal is to bring holiday cheer to all families, by providing holiday meals, gifts, and basic necessities to those who need it. Holiday items for consideration could include the following: a Christmas tree, lights, ornaments, and decorations. Aside from holiday-oriented gifts, many of our families tend to have a difficult time staying warm and being well-fed through the winter season. Items such as grocery gift cards and clothing garments are highly requested necessities for families throughout this winter season.

There may also be a possibility of fulfilling several Christmas wish lists submitted to us by struggling families with children. Our mission is to surprise families with these Christmas wish list items, by personally delivering these items to their door prior to the Christmas date. This is just another way we can help bring holiday spirit to families who need it the most.

Think about your holidays and what it means to be surrounded around family and friends in sharing traditions and a heart-warming meal. Here at CPKF, our motto is to LIGHT UP A CHILD’S LIFE, and in this case, not only would you making a child’s holiday season, but their family as well.

We truly value your support and appreciate your generosity. If you would like to make a donation please review the following "Wish List" from our Giving Tree, submit the item that you would like to purchase, and bring the item to our office by December 15th. 

On behalf of Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families, Thank you, and I hope we can count on your support.

Thank you for helping us to Light up a child’s life!!!   

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Please Contact Emily or Sheralee for more information.