Grant A Wig for Kids

AAAF’s Grant A Wig for Kids Program provides grants which support children with Alopecia Areata and their families. 

AAAF has been running our Grant A Wig for Kids (formerly known as the Wigs For Kids Program) since 2012 to help young people and their families with the costs of purchasing a wig. To date, AAAF have provided more than $248,000 in grants.

This program was originally supported by a grant from the CBA Staff Community Fund, who we thank for helping us get this life changing program off the ground. In recent years, the generosity of supporters who have donated their hair and raised funds has enabled AAAF to assist other groups, including university students and those over the age of 55 in once off programs.

AAAF believes that whether to wear a wig or not is a personal choice. As government assistance and Medicare / Private Health Care rebates are limited and vary across states, AAAF established the Program to ensure that children wanting to wear a wig get the information, service and support needed.

Application Criteria:
  • The amount awarded is a total of $700.00/year inclusive of GST.
  • A child for the purpose of this program is a person of 18 years or under.
  • To help care for the wig the amount granted can include the purchase of a wig stand, hair brush, speciality shampoos and conditioners, as well as the cost of the wig or part thereof with the cost of the wig
  • AAAF can provide a list of Wig Providers in your state. A  Wig Provider needs to be selected as part of this application.  AAAF has the right to refuse the Wig Provider if we do not believe the Wig Provider will provide an overall positive experience and quality product for the child.
  • The successful applicant will receive a voucher to present to the Wig Provider on collection of the wig.  The Wig Provider will invoice AAAF directly quoting the voucher reference number.

Click here to access the Application Form  

Before deciding on a wig, it is best to do some research on the best type and style of wig for you. AAAF has compiled a document to help you get all the information you need to make the right decision for you.



“Eleanor (Ellie) first started losing her hair when she was 5 years old, she had just started kindergarten. She creatively worked with her patchy hair loss for a few years and tried a number of non-invasive treatments as prescribed by her skin specialist. Some were successful and resulted in isolated regrowth, however this was not permanent.
Unfortunately, very recently Ellie’s alopecia has progressed significantly, and she has lost approximately 90% of her hair as well as her lashes and brows. Ellie is an absolute trooper when it comes to dealing with her difficult situation and I am in awe of her bravery.

Ellie is such a confident and vibrant young lady who loves public speaking, and singing and has the most incredible imagination.

Ellie told us she was ready to try wearing wigs and we wanted to support her in any way we could to allow her to feel more like herself as she navigates life without hair and learns to accept alopecia as part of her identity.

The grant we received through AAAF’s Grant a Wig for Kids program will allow us to purchase Ellie a great wig for Ellie and she is looking forward to choosing something special soon!”

Jai Brummell – Ellie’s mum