Grandparent caregivers get Govt funding boost

3News 23 January 2014
It’s a more relaxing start to the year for grandparent caregivers, with a much needed boost in Government funding.

It’s the first time they’ve been able to access Government support, including a ‘start-of-year’ payment of up to $400.

Geoff Lawson, CEO of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust says it’ll help to ease the back-to-school stress.

“Getting the kids to school is a costly business, the uniforms can cost hundreds of dollars, obviously there is a school donation to make and [there’s] stationary [too],” says Mr Lawson.

More than $850,000 worth of payments have already been made.