Financial assistance

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden, so we provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families. 
We also provide awards and endowments to people with cystic fibrosis, to celebrate amazing achievements and support future opportunities.


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Breath4CF grant

Breath4CF is a physical activity grant aimed at promoting lung health in people with CF. Exercise is one of the best ways people with CF can manage their own condition, and this grant ensures cost is not a barrier to staying healthy.

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Hospital allowance

This allowance helps with the costs associated during periods of illness or hospitalisation. The hospital allowance is available for those who require CF treatment at a hospital other than their local, or if their local hospital is 100km+ from where they live.

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Transplant allowance

We provide financial assistance to support both the individual and their loved ones during pre-transplant phrase, procedure and recovery. 

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Chris Howlett Endowment Fund

We provide a once-only cash payment to 21-year-olds with cystic fibrosis, made possible by the Chris Howlett Trust.

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Mark Ashford Scholarship

The Mark Ashford Scholarship is awarded each year to a person with CF who has shown excellence in tertiary study and/or shown tenacity to overcome the challenges of CF while studying. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Mark Ashford.

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Cystic Fibrosis Achievers Awards

The Cystic Fibrosis Achievers’ Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of people with CF against the odds - awarded annually to people with CF who have achieved excellence in any of four categories; leadership, the arts, sports or education. 

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Allied health education

The Allied Health Education grant is open to all CF allied health professionals in NZ. It aims to promote the very best clinical care and knowledge of CF and assists with the cost of attending overseas conferences and learning opportunities that will ultimately benefit the CF community.

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Further assistance

If you require any further assistance please contact your CF field worker. They will know what options are available to you in your area, will make sure you receive the help you are entitled to and can also act as your advocate when you are dealing with government and community services.