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Subsidies and Assistance

Warehouse Circus has developed a number of ways to assist families who are experiencing financial hardship and to make our programs inclusive and accessible for participants with special or additional needs. Here are a list of ways we might be able to assist:

Payment Plans

Core program fees are due in first week of term. However, Warehouse Circus understands that some families find it easier to pay off term fees across the term. To arrange a payment plan please contact our Programs Coordinator! It is important that payment plans are discussed with our programs coordinator in advance so that we can keep track of your payments. It is a requirement of payment plans that an amount is agreed to and paid on a regular basis and that the amount is enough so that fees are paid in full by the end of each term. An example payment plan could be $48 per fortnight for the duration of the term (= $240 paid by week 10 of term).

Target Groups for Subsidised Programs and Events

Warehouse Circus has limited funding for programs and events servicing or targeting young people from the following groups:

(1) Who are homeless or at risk of being homeless;

(2) Who have a disability including mental health issues;

(3) From low-income families; and/or

(4) With statutory involvement

Warehouse Circus Core Program Subsidised Places

Warehouse Circus has the capacity to subsidise fees for a number of participants in our core program for young people who are identified as being from one or more of our target groups (see above). Subsidised places are granted via an application and availability is subject to demand at any given time. Applicants will be asked what they are able to afford for the service per term and this amount will be taken into consideration when determining the subsidised rate. It is preferable to offer partial subsidies to allow for a greater number of participants to access Warehouse Circus classes with the limited funding available however, in some instances, full subsidies can be offered. Subsidised places are reviewed on a term by term basis. Applications may also be made by referral agencies.

You can apply for a Subsidised Place by downloading and completing the Subsidised Place Application Form.

Warehouse Circus Assisted Places

Warehouse Circus Assisted Places have been developed for participants with special or additional needs who may not otherwise be able to participate fully in a group environment. Participants in an assisted place will be assigned a trainer who will give them additional support in Warehouse Circus classes. This might involve a trainer giving extra assistance within group activities, modifying activities to be suitable for participants with physical disabilities or other additional needs and working one-on-one with participants on specific areas of interest or if the group environment becomes overwhelming to the participant.

Other facets of the Assisted Places program are introductory training for Assisted Places Trainers in working with a variety of additional needs and the purchase of equipment specifically designed for use by participants with physical disabilities.

An individual quote will be provided to clients wishing to access an Assisted Place (this is in addition to regular term fees). This quote will be based on the level of trainer required to assist the individual student and the length of the class and any other factors which may need to be taken into consideration. Although this program is currently unfunded, Warehouse Circus has so far helped several clients to successfully negotiate Assisted Place fees to be covered by the participant’s NDIS Plan. If this is unavailable, clients can choose to pay the Assisted Place fee and term fees outright or through a payment plan (see above) or apply for a Subsidised Place (see above) to cover some or all of the term fee component. Please note, the Subsidised Place program cannot extend to covering the Assisted Place Fee. Please feel free to contact us to discuss whether the Assisted Places program may be suitable for your participant.

You can apply for an Assisted Place by downloading and completing the Assisted Place Application Form.

Referrals from other Community Service Providers or Agencies

Warehouse Circus also accepts referrals into subsidised and assisted places from other community service providers or agencies. At times there is scope for external agencies to subsidise or co-subsidise places in Warehouse Circus programs. Clients should speak directly with external agencies about their capacity to help. Warheouse Circus welcomes contact from agencies wishing to develop partnerships and pathways with Warehouse Circus.

For more information on any of the above options please Contact Us!

Subsidised Programs for Schools and Community Groups

Warehouse Circus has some funding to subsidise programs for Schools and Community Groups where the program’s targeted groups are in alignment with Warehouse Circus’s target groups (see above). Applications for subsidy are via written proposal outlining the target groups and the intended outcomes of the program. Proposals should indicate the amount that is being requested to be subsidised. Proposals can be sent via email to Program Enquiries once a Program Booking Form has been completed, which can be found along with pricing on the School and Community Programs page. Proposals will be forwarded to the General Manager for approval. Please allow at least two weeks for this process to occur.

Subsidised Workshops and Performances for Community Events

Warehouse Circus has some funding to subsidise workshops and performances for community and charity events where the event’s targeted audience includes members from Warehouse Circus’s target groups (see above). Applications for subsidy of an event are via written proposal outlining the target groups and the intended outcomes of the event. Please note, big budget charity events or community festivals which include catering or other significant costs will not be subsidised, nor will school fetes (due to the volume of requests). Proposals can be sent via email to Event Enquiries once a Workshop Booking Enquiry or a Performance Booking Enquiry has been completed. Proposals will be forwarded to the General Manager for approval. Please allow at least two weeks for this process to occur.

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