Hospitalisation grant - Debra Ireland

Hospitalisation grant

Our hospitalisation grant is designed to provide financial assistance during a hospital stay for EB treatment, helping to alleviate the additional expenses that may arise.

This weekly grant can go towards various costs, such as food, travel, activities to keep busy, nearby accommodation for family or parents, and more.

Eligibility for the grant extends to anyone who has been admitted to hospital for EB treatment for a minimum of two nights, as well as parents whose child has been admitted.


Am I eligible for this grant?
  • You or your child have been admitted to hospital for EB treatment for 2 nights or more.
  • You can obtain a letter from the hospital confirming the following:
    • Admission date
    • Discharge date (if applicable)
    • Reason for admission (i.e. treatment for EB – we don’t need specifics)
  • You are living in the Republic of Ireland
  • You are currently registered with Debra’s support team.

If you are not already registered with us, we would be more than happy to accept your grant application after you complete your registration online.


How much will I receive?

You will receive €100 for any hospital stay of 2 to 7 nights. If you remain in hospital for more than 7 days, you will receive an additional €100 for every week thereafter.

How does the grant process work?
  1. Contact our EB support team to request the grant
  2. Request a letter from the hospital confirming the length and reason (e.g. treatment for EB. We do not need specifics) of your hospital stay.
  3. Send a copy of your hospital letter and any travel receipts to our family support team by email or post. We cannot provide you with your grant unless all necessary supporting documentation is received.
  4. Your grant will be processed at the end of that month and you will receive your grant via bank transfer within approximately 14 days.
I am too unwell to complete the application process, what can I do?

Don’t worry, this is why the EB support team are here. Email or call the support team on the contact information below and inform them of your situation.

With your permission, they can contact the hospital and retrieve the necessary supporting document for you.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

If you are experiencing any difficulty with the form or have any questions regarding the grant, please contact Kate, our Family Support Officer:

How do I apply?

If interested in applying, email our team to learn more.