Welcome to the January 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.
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- The Free Kicks Foundation offers the opportunity for children and young people to take part in football activities and visit football matches.
- Leonard Cheshire's Change 100 programme is nearing it's deadline for applications. Disabled graduates, or those about to graduate, can apply for the chance to
gain paid internships with some of the country's most prestigious companies.
Regional grants all have a residential element to their eligibility criteria. To qualify you may either have to live or work within a specified town, area or region. Check out Grants UK to find out what's avaialble in your area. Here are some of the recent additions.....
- The Sarah Kinsley Fund provides grants for children and young people under 19 years living in the areas of Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Downton and Cranborne.
- Grants for young people living in Dumfries and Galloway to help with personal needs and development are provided by the Holywood Trust.
- Enquire is the Scottish advice and information on additional support for learning for your child.
- Jacobs' Starz supports children and their families living in Wales who have been affected by Cancer or Leukaemia.
- Caring Breaks is a Northern Ireland charity for family carers. It offers a short break service of 4 hours a week respite and weekend breaks.
- The Lighthouse Trust will be holding a Conductive Education summer school for children and young people with Cerebral Palsy from 2nd July to 24th August 2017. Further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Churches Trust's Community Grants programme is offering grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 towards the cost of projects introducing facilities (kitchens and accessible toilets) to enable increased community use of places of worship. The 2018 deadlines are 5th March and 2nd July 2018.
- Development grants for community and voluntary organisations working with unpaid carers are being offered by the Triangle Trust. Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one. The next deadline is 3 May 2018.
- Bags of Help is Tesco's scheme using the 5p charge for plastic bags to fund projects that benefit the community. Three projects in each local area will be voted on by local Tesco customers with projects changing every other month. The project that receives the most votes in its area will receive up to £4,000, with the second receiving up to £2,000 and third up to £1,000. There are no deadlines.
- The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) is a programme of small grants schemes with a range of local authorities and art agencies across Scotland to support visual artists and craft makers in their creative and professional development. Closing date: 7 Feb 2018.
- Independent Living has an excellent article on Lasting Power of Attorney covering rules for the whole of the UK.
- New Employability Toolkit and "How to Guides" for businesses and education providers who are planning or running their own Supported Internship programmes. Free to download.
- Are you affected by a bowel and bladder condition? If so, the Just Can't Wait card
is now completely free of charge when ordered online.
- Cerebra have published a short guide aims to highlight the importance of transition in the lives of children with learning difficulties. It provides information about what is involved and help you navigate and access the information, support and resources that are available.
- Conscious Crafties is an Etsy style website that supports the work of crafters who are chronically ill, disabled or carers.
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