The Barchester Healthcare Foundation supports older people and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
It is able to help individuals with the cost of items that enhance the person's mobility, independence or quality of life. This may include items such as a wheelchair, stairlift, specialised computer equipment, music lessions and bathroom adaptations.
Grants range from £100 to £5,000.
To apply: either complete the on-line application form or download an application form. All applications must be supported by a thrid party such as a social worker or healthcare professional.
Elizabeth Finn Care provides direct financial support to individuals in need.
It is able to help British and Irish residents who have previously held jobs that required level 4 qualifications and have fallen on hard times through personal events such as family breakdown, redundancy or ill health.
They also help older people with limited pension provision and (ex)spouses/partners of eligible individuals.
To find out more information complete the on-line enquiry form.
The Trust provides grants to help people who are ill, convalescent or disabled.
It currently supports people of all ages with medical conditions, disability or poor health. However, if funding is limited preference with be given to people who have professional, secretarial, or administrative qualifications.
Funding may be provided for a range of medical items and services to improve quality of life. This includes TENS machines, orthopaedic beds, hoists and household items such as washing machines.
Applications should be made by a health professional or social worker on behalf of the client using the Trust's application form which can be downloaded from their website.
R L Glasspool Charity Trust
A National charity providing small one-off grants to individuals in need on a low income.
The Trust provides funding for household items such as white goods, furniture, specialised equipment and clothing.
Applications must be made by referring agencies. Further details and an application form can be obtained from The R L Glasspool Charity Trust, 182 Hoe Street, London, E17 4QH, Telephone: 020 8520 4354
Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation
The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation provides grants for individuals suffering from severe poverty or on-going medical conditions. It will also support victims of domestic abuse.
Grants of £100 to £500 are provided towards hospital travel costs, household items, adaptations or disability equipment. They will not fund holidays or education.
Applications must be made in writing by a recognised professional such a social worker, doctor or Citizen Advice representative who must include the individual's financial information.
Letters must be addressed to: The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation, PO Box 462, Teddington, Tw11 1BS Telephone: 020 8977 5534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The League of Helping Hand (LHH) provides financial support to people who are experiencing hardship due to illness or disability. They also provide assistance to carers of disabled children and adults.
To apply download an application form and send to the The Secretary, LHH, PO Box 34, Burgess Hill,RH15 5AQ.
Miss Doreen Stanford Charitable Trust
The Trust offers support to the deaf, blind and other disabled people. It also considers children whose families are in financial need.
It provides one-off and recurrent grants between £500 and £1,500, mainly for equipment related to sickness or disability.
It does not provide grants for holidays or items such as washing machines, clothes or repairs.
Applications must be made through a charity outlining the request, the need for request, the person's income and expenditure. The request must be submitted by the end of January in any year as the trustees only meet once a year in March.
To apply contact the Miss Doreen Stanford Charitable Trust, 26 The Mead, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5PE, Telephone: 020 8650 3368
The Mobility Trust provides equipment such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters following an assessment by an independent Occupational Therapist (OT) sent by the Trust.
The OT will then prescribe the most suitable piece of equipment for an individual.
Equipment is only provided if it is not available from statutory sources or the disabled person is unable to purchase for themselves.
To apply write a letter outlining why you need the equipment and details of your disability to Mrs Anne Munn, Mobility Trust, 17b Reading Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7LR
The Newby Trust provides funding for individuals in need for the relief of poverty and medical welfare.
Applications must be made by Social Services, NHS Trusts, Citizens Advice Bureaux, other charities or similar organisations on behalf of the individual using the on-line application form. Financial statements of the individual's expenditure will be required.
Grants usually range from £10 to £200 paid to the applicant's organisation.
Applications re-open on 28th November 2011.
The Percy Bilton Charitiy supports individuals in need on low income who have a serious illness or disability or are aged 65 years or older.
They are able to provide one off grants up to a maximum of £200 to pay for essential items such as laundry equipment, cooking and heating appliances, furniture and clothing.
Applications for funding should be made only by health professionals or social workers on behalf of the individual.
The Talisman Charitable Trust helps individuals in need with one-off grants to relieve poverty for education, health, housing, disablement or disability.
The Trust prefers applications to be made by a charitable organisation or professional on the individual’s behalf. If applying direct the application will need to be supported by either the local authority, a charity or Citizens Advice.
Transmission UK aims to provide free complementary therapies such as massage, reflexology, and acupuncture to both children and adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions subject to available funds.
This includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, autism, cancer, leukaemia, learning difficulties or behavioural problems.
The organisation offers grants to individuals, groups or projects. Individuals must be in receipt of Government benefits.
To apply use the on-line contact form
The Willow Foundation was set up by the former England and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Meg in memory of their daughter, Anna.
It provides special days out for seriously ill people aged 16 to 40 years who live in the UK. This includes young people with Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and organ failure. Full eligibility criteria can be found by downloading an Information leaflet.
Days out can be varied and past days out have included trips to the theatre, Premier and International sports events, health spas, city break, trips in a helicopter and hot air balloon.
To apply download an application form. All applications must be endorsed by a medical professional.
BEAMA Foundation (disability equipment)
The Matthew Trust (for mental health difficulties)
Me & Dee - Funded treats for adults and disabled children with life threatening/shortening conditions
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