Access to effective treatment for an eating disorder can be financially stressful. Butterfly believes that all Australians have the right to access effective treatment.
With the generous support of Sportsgirl we are able to offer financial support to those in need.
Up to $500 per month for those eligible is available to assist with the costs of eating disorders treatment.
Anyone of any age can apply. If you are under 18, you will need to have your parent or guardian complete and/or sign the application for you.
Applicants need to demonstrate that:
The program aims to supplement an individuals current treatment costs. Participants work with their health professionals in implementing their agreed treatment plan and actively work towards their therapy goals.
Individuals receiving financial assistance through FAR can expect to have regular contact with Butterfly staff to monitor their progress.
This may include:
This regular contact is designed to support you and is a requirement of ongoing participation in the program.
There is no prescribed time limit for accessing support through the program. Participants are formally reviewed every 12 months to ensure that they continue to meet criteria and receive benefit from the program.
Applications are only received during ‘call for application’ periods. These are advertised on the Butterfly website and through our social media.
All applications will be reviewed and assessed by Butterfly to ensure that they meet the program criteria. Where multiple applications meet the criteria, the program will prioritise applications according to need as determined by Butterfly based on the information provided at application.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 1 month of the closing date of the call for applications.
Download the application HERE
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