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The Star Trust
The Star Trust supported by business owners and entrepreneurs helps small local charities in the East Midlands that are often staffed by volunteers.
There is no set criteria for applications but they have previously funded the Parent Association for Seriously ill Children, Leicestershire Conductive Education Centre, Children's Bereavement Centre and the Wenlo Disabled Riding Group.
An application can be downloaded from the website. Financial details are required.
The SF Fund provides financial support for disabled individuals of all ages for both equipment and services that make a significant difference to their lives.
They are able to fund items such as trikes, powered wheelchairs, AAC communicators, computers, adjustable beds and mobility scooters.
Applications may be submitted either by the individual (with a supporting letter from a professional) or from an organisation on their behalf.
To apply: complete the on-line enquiry Form.
The fund operates in the East and West Midlands.
Clubs for All
Chesterfield Borough Council have introduced a new grant programme "Clubs for All" to increase sports participation.
It is able to offer grants of £1000 to not for profit
sport clubs or groups to develop new or existing activities. They may
be used to fund items such specialist equipment, coaching costs,
promotional costs or venue hire.
Eight grants of £1,000 are available of which four grants of £1,000 have been reserved for disability sport.
The closing date for applications is 8th June 2012 with the funding available from 29th June 2012.
For more information and an application form contact the Sports
Development Officer, Scott Webster at Chesterfield Borough Council,
Telephone: 01246 345569 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Derbyshire Bursary Fund
Sports coaches with a disability or coaches who train
disabled participants can now apply for funding towards gaining
qualifications and training through the Coaching Derbyshire Bursary
There are three catergories of funding towards courses:
- Level 1 courses - up to £175
- Level 2 courses - up to maximum costs between £200 and £300 depending on the course
- Level 3 course - up to a maximum of £350
Applications can be made up to six months before the start of the course.
Closing dates for Disability courses: 30th June 2012 and 30th September 2012
The NVDA manages a small grant programme to support health related voluntary groups.
It helps a broad range of groups and may include supporting a
disabled child at playgroup, mental health and self support groups.
Grants are awarded up to £1,000 with an average of £600. Priority is
given to small groups with limited funding, new groups or groups who
have not received funding in the past.
To apply: Download an application form. New groups will need to complete additional information.
The closing dates for 2012 applications remaining are: 15th June, 14th September and 31st December.
Tiny Tim Trust
The Tiny Tim Trust supports children (0-19 years) with special needs living in Derbyshire.
It is able to help with funding towards a wide range of equipment and aids including buggies and car seats, outdoor, sensory toys and IT equipment.
The charity has also funded washing machines and bedding in the past.
Grants are usually up to a maximum of £500.
Application forms can be downloaded from the website. Written support must be provided by an appropriate professional.
Short Breaks Caravan
The Disabled Children's Service in Leicester have two caravans at the Billing Aerodrome Holiday Park available for affordable family breaks.
One caravan is wheelchair accessible with ramped access, wide sliding doors, level entry shower and trapeze lift handles over the beds. This sleeps six people.
The other caravan is a standard design and can also sleep 6 people.
The hire prices are very reasonable with prices ranging from £300 for a week in off peak to £350 a week in peak time (school holidays). It is also available for shorter breaks with a price range from £171/£214 (off peak) to £200/£250 (peak time).
For further information or to make a booking contact the Disabled children's Service on 0116 294 6056 or email: dcs@ leicester.gov.uk
Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust
Lincoln City Football Club's Sport and Education Trust have two
adapted caravans at the Butlin's resort in Skegness to rent out to families
with disabled children (up to 18 years).
Caravan one has wheelchair access with an accessible shower room
with overhead hoist and showering table. It sleeps 5 people.
The second caravan is located in a quiet area of the caravan
site and is suitable for children with Autism or challenging behaviour.
It sleeps up to 7 poeple.
The rental cost of the caravans has been heavily subsidised by
Lincolnshire County Council and is available to hire for £250 a week. A £50
deposit is required to secure booking.
The holidays are only available to families living in
To book either telephone: 01522 563792 or email: email@example.com
Northamptonshire Community Foundation
The Northamptonshire Community Foundation is an
independent grant giving organisation which aims to improve the quality
of life for the people of Northamptonshire.
It has four grant programmes:
- General Funding Programme - awards funding of approximately £250
to £2,500 to new or on-going small projects managed by voluntary
community and self help groups.
- WNDC Stronger Communities Fund - awards funding of approximately
£5,000 to £10,000 (sometimes more) for capital funding towards projects
which have cultural or sporting benefits. This fund is currently
closed to April 2011.
- Northamptonshire High Sherrif's Initiative Fund - Provides
grants of approximately £250 to £2,500 towards projects for either
existing or new groups which support young people aged from 5-19 years.
This includes work which involves excluded young people in their
- Northamptonshire Champions - Awards of approx. £150 to £400 to
encourage sporting stars. It is open to athletes competing in sports
recognised by Sport England (including disability sports). For athletes
with a disability the grant could be used to fund an assistant or carer
to enable them to train or compete in their sport.
Further details and an application form can be found on the website.
Boots Charitable Trust
The Boots Charitable Trust is funded by Boots, the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer.
It funds registered charities and organisations with an
income or expenditure over £5,000 that benefit people living in
The Trust's priorities for funding are:
- Health - including support for sufferers of medical conditions and disabled people
- Life long learning - to help people of any age reach their full educational potential
- Community development - to support organisations responding to problems and other needs of the community
- Social care - to overcome social deprivation, promote social engagement and crime preventative schemes
Further guidelines and an application form can be downloaded from the website.
Kynan Eldridge Fund
The Kynan Eldridge Fund provides one off grants to young people (under 30 years) who are using music, both modern and classical to help them overcome personal challenges and to achieve their full potential.
It is open to individuals and groups supporting musical activity.
Funding can be provided for:
- New equipment eg: therapy or hospital radio costs
- Groups and individuals using music to benefit others
- Individuals who are primarily (but not exclusively) in the Mansfield/Hucknall areas
Priority is given to groups and individuals who are unable to to be funded through other funds.
Grants are usually in the region of £250.
To apply: download an application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising and Shining Stars Fund
Nottingham County Council are awarding funding to
aspiring athletes to help them overcome financial barriers to sporting
- Rising Stars - A maximum of £500 a year will be awarded to
help pay for costs such as travel, training and accomodation,
competition fees and equipment. The fund is only open to those in full
- Shining Stars - Awards up to a maximum of £2,500 a year to
successful individuals competing at National level to help fund the
considerable cost of being an elite athlete, such as travel, training,
accomodation, equipment and specialist coaching.
To apply you need to have permanent address in Nottingham (not open to those who live in Nottingham City)
Both schemes are only open to athletes competing in sports offically recognised by Sport England. This includes disability sports.
To apply complete the on-line application form. Further information
on eligibility and the fund criteria can be found on the Nottingham
County Council website.
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