SBHANA Support Fund: Empowering Lives, Fostering Resilience

At the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (SBHANA), we understand that individuals and families affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus may encounter unique challenges that extend beyond the medical realm. In recognition of this, to combat these financial difficulties SBHANA offers the Support Fund—a vital initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to enhance the well-being and resilience of our community members.


The SBHANA Support Fund is designed to offer financial aid to individuals facing circumstances such as medical expenses, educational needs, assistive devices, and other pressing challenges related to spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. Our goal is to alleviate financial burdens, allowing individuals to focus on their personal development, academic pursuits, and overall quality of life.


  1. Submit Request.
    Community members are invited to complete a Support Fund Request Form, outlining their specific needs and providing necessary documentation.
  2. Review Process.
    Each request is thoroughly reviewed by our dedicated committee to ensure fair and equitable consideration.
  3. Financial Assistance.
    Approved requests may receive financial support tailored to their individual circumstances, up to the limit determined by available funds.


  • Applicants must be individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus residing in Northern Alberta.
  • Requests should align with the specified categories, including medical expenses, educational support, assistive devices, emergency needs, or other relevant needs.


SBHANA is committed to preserving the privacy and confidentiality of all applicants. The information provided in support fund requests will be handled with the most care and only used for the purpose of evaluating eligibility and allocating funds.

How to Apply

Interested individuals can obtain the Support Fund Request Form from our website or by contacting SBHANA directly. Completed forms, along with the necessary documentation, should be submitted via the online form below.


The SBHANA Support Fund seeks to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing the challenges of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. By providing financial assistance, we aim to empower individuals to pursue their goals, overcome obstacles, and thrive within our supportive community.

For inquiries or additional information, please reach out to SBHANA at


Recipients of the SBHANA Support Fund are strongly encouraged to volunteer according to their abilities. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.