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Disability Grants News - February 2017
February 26, 2017

Welcome to the February edition of Disability Grants News - a monthly round up of what's new on the Disability Grants website and resources for anyone with a disability, caring for or working with disabled adults or children.

Grant News

New Page

Charity Changes and Errors

We now have a page for you to let us know about any charity changes and errors on the Disability Grants website. Just click the link at the top of each page.

Children and Adults

  • Who funds when your child is transferred to Adult Services? Check out our Grants for Disabled Young Adults page for charities supporting young people from transition and beyond.

  • Climbing Out provides fantastic residential activity opportunities for young people facing significant difficulties as a result of injury or illness. Fully funded. They currently have a few places left on their programme running from May 29th-June 2nd 2017 in the Lake District.

  • Over the Wall offers free therapeutic residential camps to children and young people aged 8 to 17 years. They also provide camps for siblings and family groups. Camp dates for 2017 have been released.

  • Macmillan are able to provide small one-off payments to help people with costs caused by or related to their cancer.

  • The Hospital Saturday Fund helps individuals with a medical condition or a disability with the purchase of disability equipment and practical forms of treatment.

  • Yellow Submarine provides subsidised residential holidays and holiday activities for young people with learning disabilities and Autism.

  • And don't forget the Family Fund which is open to families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 years or under.


  • The Lord Taverners Sensory packages and Sensory small grants programme and the Outdoor Play Space programme are now open until 31st May 2017.

  • The Swimathon Foundation community grants scheme is now open for applications. It offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community.

  • Grants of up to £1,000 are available from the Woodward Trust to registered charities for running summer play-schemes.

  • The Pink Ribbon Foundation funds projects and financial support to UK charities who relieve the needs of people who are suffering or have been affected by breast cancer. The closing date for the next round of funding is Friday 26th May 2017.


  • Kids Pass is a membership website offering up to 40% discounts on days out for kids. If you are a member let us know if the membership has worked for your family.


  • Aipoly is a free app that helps the blind, visually impaired, and colour blind understand their surroundings. By pointing your phone at an object the app will tell you what it sees. It will even recognise colours!

  • New guidance has been released on Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for young people aged 19-25 years old.

  • Visit the Scope Online Community for support - share experiences and swap ideas with other people connected by disability. It is a great place to pick up ideas.

  • Check out the Preparing for Adulthood website for a wide variety of free downloadable resources on transition for parents, professionals and young people.

  • And finally...if you are going to Naidex this year - I'll see you there as I'm one of the speakers this year! Tickets are free from the Naidex website.

Don't forget that Disability Grants is a shared resource where everyone helps each other..... So, do participate and share your knowledge and experiences.

Help and Be Helped

All the best

Julia Tyrrell

Founder of Disability Grants

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