Holiday home accommodation with TimeOut
TimeOut is a New Zealand charity that finds holiday homeowners willing to donate a stay in their home to people with life-limiting diseases; this gives families and friends a chance to connect and create lasting memories and gives women living with ovarian cancer an opportunity to take time to themselves.
You must apply for a free stay in a holiday home on the TimeOut website.
TimeOut holiday homestay criteria
If you are uncertain if you meet the criteria around having a life-limiting disease, please ask your oncologist or gynae-oncologist.
To ensure you met their criteria for a holiday home stay, TimeOut will accept a medical letter that includes the type of ovarian cancer you have, confirming it is stage 4 or recurrence or progression – except Germ Cell (which requires a letter stating it is life-limiting) and anyone with borderline tumours (without co-existent cancer).
If you meet the criteria but do not have a letter with the above information, you can ask your oncologist or gynae-oncologist to write one specifically for this purpose. It must specify that the cancer is life-limiting.
Once the application is assessed and accepted, TimeOut will be in touch to discuss accommodation options. TimeOut only accepts bookings up to six weeks before your intended holiday date (and not during public holidays or January). You can reapply once every 12 months.
Please indicate that you heard about the service from the Ovarian Cancer Foundation when you make your application.
Holiday home grant
If you are living with ovarian cancer and are eligible for a holiday home stay through TimeOut, we can support your holiday costs by providing a $200 cash grant.
These grants are made possible by fundraising by an amazing supporter, and a limited number of grants are available.
It’s easy to apply – once your TimeOut application is accepted, send your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we’re received it, we will begin processing your $200 holiday grant. It may take up to ten business days for the holiday grant to appear in your account.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.