Welcome to the July 2018 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.
Here are some of this month’s highlights….
- Guide Dogs offer grants towards assistive or adaptive technology and sensory items for children and young people with a vision impairment.
- Genetic Disorders UK have partnered with Newlife Foundation to offer families affected by genetic disorders equipment grants from the funds raised on Jeans for Genes Day (Friday 21st September 2018). This includes beds, wheelchairs, car sears and portable hoists. Apply through the Newlife website.
- Grants up to £1,500 are available towards the purchase of musical instruments or/and equipment from the EMI Music Sound Foundation. Deadline for applications: 29th August 2018.
- Families of children with disabilities can now get free tickets to Alton Towers, Legoland and the London Eye in a giveaway by Merlin Entertainment. You can only apply once.
- The 3H Fund is currently open for enquiries for their holiday/respite grant programme for families and individuals living in specific regions.
- CS Disabled Holidays provide funding towards holidays and
respite breaks for adults with severe physical disabilities.
- The Snowdon Trust gives grants to students who are physically disabled or have a sensory impairment to help them reach their reach their full potential. Young people must be in higher or further education and/or in training for employment. Closing date: 31st August 2018.
- The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs is back for its 12th year. Applications close 1st October 2018.
- The Gane Charitable Trust offers financial support for individuals with art and craft activities. Deadline for applications: 19th September 2018.
- The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) provides financial support to serving and past RAF personnel. They also help their partners and children up to 18 years.
- Hardship grants and respite care can be obtained from the Retail Trust for people who have worked or work in the retail industry.
- Community groups and organisations located near a Dobbies garden centre can apply now for their "Helping Communities Grow" programme.
- The Transform Foundation has announced a new grant programme that is specifically designed for smaller charities to build new websites. The grants are available for charities with incomes between £100k and £350k
- The Challenge Fund, run by Rocket Science on behalf of the government, is aimed at testing new approaches to help people experiencing mental health or musculoskeletal issues to remain in employment. Closing date: 17th August 2018
- Cerebra have published a new factsheet "What to do if your Child's care package is reduced".
- Newlife will loan (free) a play therapy pod. It contains age appropriate toys to stimulate and promote development of children with disabilities up to 18 years of age.
- The Government has published information on the importance of meeting the needs of people with dementia and learning disabilities.
- Kids Pass are offering a summer promotion... £1 for 40 days - Valid from 20th July to 31st August 2018. Kids Pass Members enjoy up to 40% off at cinemas nationwide, up to 57% off family days out and kids eat free at thousands of restaurants.
- Did you know that if your care for someone for over 20 hours a week you can receive a Carers Credit? It’s a special protection for Carers to make sure that you get enough National Insurance contributions for your state pension.
- Cricket East will be providing Adapted Cricket and Table Cricket sessions during the summer break.
- The Queen Elizabeth Foundation have a fully accessible canal boat for up to three powered wheelchair users, It can sleep eight, and has ramps, lifts, accessible flushing toilet, wheelchair accessible shower, adjustable beds, ceiling tracking for hoists, and power-chair charging points. Find out more from their website.
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