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The Variety Club supports disadvantaged and disabled children and young people up to 19 years old who live in the UK.
It provides funding towards wheelchairs (electric, manual and sports) and other specialist equipment to improve the daily lives of children with special needs or/and disability.
This may include sensory play equipment, life saving monitors, and specially adapted car seats.
Further details of their grant criteria and an application form can be downloaded from their website. A therapist report and financial details are required.
Grants are usually between £100 to £6,000.
Applications may also be made by not for profit organisations and groups supporting children up to 18 years for their famous Sunshine minibuses, medical equipment and children's playgrounds.
Well Child helps children aged 1-18 years with serious illness and life threatening conditions across the UK.
Their Helping Hands scheme uses volunteers for hands-on projects to benefit the child and their family. This may include tasks such as decorating the child's room or adapting the garden.
To apply: contact the charity direct or complete the on-line application form.
In addition, they have an expanding programme of Well Child Nurses across the UK to support families with the care of their sick child.
Whizz Kidz helps provide mobility equipment to disabled children and young people up to 18 years old.
The child must have a permanent condition and the equipment they require must not be available through the NHS.
To apply either download an application pack from their website or telephone 0845 052 1231. A therapist report will be required.
Applications may take some time as each child is assessed according to their need. You will informed how long you will be expected to wait but even high priority cases may take 8 months.
The wait is worthwhile as the organisation uses their own Occupational Therapists to make a detailed assessment of your child's immediate and future mobility needs.
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