Welcome to the July 2019 edition of Disability Grants News - a monthly round up of highlights on the Disability Grants website and resources for anyone with a disability, caring for or working with disabled adults or children.
Business Grants for the Disabled
Beach Wheelchairs for Hire
Lots of additions to our map showing the locations of beach wheelchairs for hire in the UK.
Here are some of this months updates and additions....
- Care for the Family’s “Take a Break” scheme offers multi activity holidays for single parents at 5 locations in the UK. The cost is heavily subsidised and bursaries are available for those in financial need.
- Vison England are running residential breaks for visually impaired young people aged 12 to 17 years. There are three locations: Dorking, Surrey, Grange-over-Sands in the Lake District and Shrewsbury Shropshire. Cost £25.
- Climbing Out work with young people facing life changing injury or illness. They have fully funded places available on three 5 day residential outdoor activity programmes: August 19th-23rd 2019: Mental Health, August 30th-Sept 3rd 2019: Cancer, October 26th-30th 2019: Over 30's (who've been through mental or physical trauma)
- Financial support for professionals and graduates in the UK is available from the Professionals Aid Guild for those who have claimed or in the process of claiming benefits.
- Envo Energy are offering Government funding for home insulation for those on low income, in fuel poverty and the vulnerable
- The Stelios Awards for disabled entrepreneurs is now open for entries. The awards recognise the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs and businesses run by disabled people. Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday
10th September 2019.
- Two of the largest unions – Unison and Unite are able to help its members and their families with financial assistance for unforeseen hardship.
- Carers in Scotland are now receiving a Carer's Allowance Supplement of £226.20 every six months in addition to the Carers Allowance. It is only available to those who are receiving full or Carers
- The Act Foundation has changed its name to The Edward Gostling Foundation in honour of its Founding Chairman. It provides grants to charities who enhance the quality of life of people in need including the disabled and carers.
- Funding to cover capital and core costs for projects supporting severe learning disabilities from The Bailey Thomas Charitable Fund. Next closing date: 1st August 2019 for consideration at the November meeting.
- The Woodland Trust are back with their free trees for schools and communities – great for community and sensory gardens. Apply now for delivery of trees in November 2019.
- The Rowing Foundation makes grants of between £500 - £3,000 up to 50% of cost to initiate projects for the benefit of young people in full time education or those who are disabled. Closing date: 14th October 2019.
- Concertina provides grants
up to £250 to charitable organisation to provide musical entertainment to the elderly. Next deadline for applications: 31st October 2019.
Resources and Support
- Care for the Family offers a befriending service providing understanding and support to parents of children with additional needs across the UK.
- Independent and Work Ready is a new website that helps individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities. It offers resources on employability, finding work, volunteering, knowing their options, developing life skills and being independent for adult life.
- The EyUp! Charity have created 4 Easy Read recipe books to help people with learning difficulties covering small meals, big meals, cooking from scratch and baking.
- The eligibility criteria for Blue Badges is set to change on 30th August 2019. It will be extended to include people with hidden disabilities such as Dementia, Autism and mental health conditions.
- Kids Pass are offering a 30 day trial for £1 of their Kids Pass membership. This gives discounts on family days out, cinemas and restaurants. If you purchase a Kids Pass Disability Grants receives a small remuneration from the sale.
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