Consumer Participation Fund

Financial assistance for people with dementia and carers to attend

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is pleased to offer financial assistance to people living with dementia and carers to attend the 2017 Biennial National Dementia Conference through the Consumer Participation Fund.

Consumers can apply for small amounts of money from this fund to help with costs such as:

  • Domestic travel
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport or transport hire (such as buses for community groups)
  • Registration fees

To apply for financial assistance through the Consumer Participation Fund, please complete the form here.

Application dates

First round applications close: 1 July 2017
Successful first round applicants notified: 7 July 2017
Second round applications close: 1 September 2017
Successful second round applicants notified: 7 September 2017

Preparing your application

In your application you will be asked to answer some questions about you and what assistance you might need. You might find it helpful to have the following information handy when you complete the form:

  • Whether you want to attend the conference as a presenter, a regular participant, or in a different way
  • How much financial assistance you might need (a dollar sum) and what the money will be used for
  • A statement about how you have been impacted by dementia (a story about your own diagnosis or your loved one’s)
  • An example of how you have inspired a community or personal change at some time in your life
  • Ideas about how you might share what you learn at the conference with other consumers and/or the community

Please note that the Consumer Participation Fund is limited. To allow as many people as possible to benefit, we encourage consumers to make a contribution to their costs if they can.

For more information or a hard copy of the application form, contact the Consumer Engagement Officer on 03 9815 7800 or aav.consumers@alzheimers.org.au.

Key Dates
  • Registration now open
  • Call for abstracts closes28 April 2017
  • Authors notified of shortlisting4 August 2017
  • Earlybird and presenter registration deadline31 August 2017
  • Dementia2017 Conference17-20 October
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Contact Us

If you are living with dementia or caring for someone living with dementia; would like to talk to someone about this conference or have other questions - please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500, onlinesupport@alzheimers.org.au or visit the www.helpwithdementia.org.au.