Aspire supports people with spinal Cord injuries in the UK.
Through it's Human Needs Fund it is able to offer funding for specialist equipment not available from statutory services such as lightweight wheelchairs, powered chairs, elctronic page turners and assistive technology equipment.
Applications for medical equipment will require support from an appropriate health professional.
To apply download the application form and guidelines from the Aspire website.
The BKPA is able to provide financial aid to children and adults with kidney disease who are struggling on low income.
It is able to help with domestic bills, domestic appliances, travel costs to hospital, holidays, further education and training.
Applications should be made by a social worker or a member of the kidney care team. Download further details and an application form from the website.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust provides finanacial support to children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
Applications for these two grants should be made on the Welfare Grants application form. Support will be required from a suitable professional. There is also a separate form for help with Funeral Expenses.
The Trust also offers support through:
The Joseph Levy Memorial Trust - to help young adults over 18 years develop their careers in further and higher education. It may help towards tuition fees, living expenses, examination fees or other costs that help the young person with their career.
To apply: write to Mr Peter Levy OBE, Pegasus House, 37/43 Sackville Street, London W1S 3DL. Alternatively, telephone: 020 7333 8118 to speak to Mrs Elizabeth Neville or email: email@example.com
Applications should be made before the 31st March for a decision in mid June.
Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund - provides financial assistance for children and young people up to 25 years for a break. This may be a family holiday or a dream day out. Further details can be found on their website: www.cf-holiday.org.uk
A confidential medical report will be required from the child's consultant.
The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to support individuals who are without one or more limbs.
The grant scheme provides practical support for individuals to reach their goals - these may be varied - from education, sport, art to a small business.
Applications can be made using the on line form or by contacting the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation also run a new venture called Bader Braves to help children who have lost limbs or have a physical disability.
It offers experiences to help them increase their confidence through Aviation Days and Adventure weekends.
The Haemophilia Society has secured use of a caravan owned by the North Norfolk Caravan Trust for individuals with bleeding disorders.
The caravan is offered for use at a discount - £80 a week and £10 for Linen.
To book contact Daphne on 01328 711122 or Mary on 01328 710901.
A local group in Northern Ireland also have a caravan on the Antrim coast for use by anyone in the UK affected by a bleeding disorder.
The Meningitis Trust provides grants to individuals who have had meningitis and their families.
It can help pay for items such as specialist equipment, therapy, travel, accomodation costs, and training.
To apply for a grant either telephone the Trust's 24 hour freephone helpline 0800 028 18 28 or complete their on-line enquiry form. Applications must be made by a supporting professional on your behalf.
The Paul Bush Foundation assists children and adults with a physical disabilities.
The Foundation will fund specialist equipment that cannot be obtained from statutory sources.
It has previously funded small accommodation projects, specialist technology equipment for home and school and a UK holiday requiring specialist provision and support.
All applications must be supported by a third party such as a health professional, social worker or charity representative.
To apply: download an application form from the website.
The trustees meet twice a year in April and October to make funding decisions.
The Paul Bush Foundation (for community groups supporting individuals with physical disabilities)
Ron Scudamore Holiday Programme (for individuals with Polio or Post Polio Syndrome)
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