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Disability Grants News - May 2017
May 25, 2017

Welcome to the May edition of Disability Grants News - a monthly round up of what's new on the Disability Grants website and resources for anyone with a disability, caring for or working with disabled adults or children.


Grant News

Here are some of this month's highlights....


Children and Young People

  • The SSAFA provides free adventure holidays for children and young people of service personnel with additional needs and disabilities. Holiday opportunities are also available for their siblings and young carers.

  • The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) provide funding to help children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds take part in school or community group trips at Youth Hostels in England and Wales.

Disabled Adults

  • RAF Disabled Holiday Trust can also help with funded holidays in the UK and abroad for serving and ex RAF people with severe disabilities.
  • If you are severely disabled and thinking of planning a holiday but are short of funds to pay for a helper. The Disability Aid Trust may be able to contribute to make your holiday become a reality.

Regional Grants

  • Reuben's Retreat supports children with a life limiting and/or life threatening illness and conditions in North West England.

  • Greengates provides grants for individuals of all ages with learning difficulties, and their families, when in need living in the London Borough of Greenwich.

  • Grants for individuals with Motor Neurone Disease living in Scotland for short breaks and other essentials are available from MND Scotland

  • There is financial assistance from SportsAid Scotland for talented sporting young people and disabled athletes competing a National level in Scotland.

  • Applications are open for FREE Gym Instructor Course in London and Leicester for Disabled People. Details from Instructability.

  • The 3 H Grant Programme is now open. It runs a subsidised group holiday programme for the physically disabled with volunteer helpers to enable carers to have respite. For 2017 it is only available for specific areas.

Funding for Disability or Community groups

  • The Yorkshire Building Society are providing grants for charities and good causes in the UK that benefit the disabled especially children, the elderly and the vulnerable.

Discounts

  • Save money with a Kids Pass this half term. Membership from just £1. If you purchase a Kids Pass Disability Grants receives a small remuneration from the sale.


  • Did you know that Royal Mail waiver the costs of postage for the blind and visually impaired? Check out their Articles for the Blind Scheme. If you scroll down their page you will find more information on how to get started (you will have to click to open up the information)

  • If your charity or disability group is looking to save money do have a look at In Kind Direct It redistributes items no longer required by commercial companies for FREE – lots of items to choose from!

  • Futurelearn.com offers FREE short on line courses to promote lifelong learning. Owned by the Open University and developed in partnership with other universities it is able to provide a wide variety of courses from forensic psychology to starting your own business.


Resources

  • Easy Read publications for the forthcoming election are available from United Response.


And finally check out our map of Special Needs Cafes in the UK - we've had lots of additions!

And our map of Caravans for the Disabled in our Holiday Grants section.

Please don't forget that Disability Grants is a shared resource where everyone helps each other..... So, do participate and share your knowledge and experiences.

Help and Be Helped

All the best







Julia Tyrrell

Founder of Disability Grants



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