To foster inclusion of caregivers and families at the 2023 ANZSOC Conference, the ANZSOC Committee of Management has endorsed the establishment of a 2023 ANZSOC Conference Carers’ Bursary scheme to help offset additional carer costs that conference participants may incur. The Carers’ Bursary can be used to offset the costs of additional care at the conference or at home, or to defray the cost of travel to the conference for a person for whom care is provided, or for an additional
A maximum of $5,000 has been allocated to the Carer’s Bursary Scheme, to a maximum amount of $250 per applicant. Applications will be assessed in the order in which they are received and until such time as the Carer’s Registration Bursary funds have been fully allocated.
Applications must be received in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2023. Reimbursement will be made directly from ANZSOC to the applicant’s nominated bank account, on presentation of receipts for eligible expenses.
To apply, we are asking applicants to provide a written statement that includes:
The Request: A statement specifying the amount requested, up to a maximum of $250 per applicant.
Statement of justification/support: A statement setting out the grounds for the requested support in terms of financial need or other circumstances, including whether a paper or papers will be presented, any financial hardship or social disadvantage experienced, and any other relevant grounds.
All applications will be assessed by a panel of three ANZSOC Committee members who will determine eligibility and decide on the amount of support to be provided (up to the maximum of $250 per applicant). The decision of the majority will be final.