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Disability Grants News - February 2019
February 28, 2019

Welcome to the February 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.


Grant News

Here are some of this months updates and additions.... 

General

 

  • Crackerjacks provides grants for disabled children towards specialist equipment and respite breaks in a holiday home.

 

  • Family Action makes small grants to those on low income or benefits for essential personal and household needs.  It also offers small grants through it Educational Grants Programme.

 

  • The YHA offers free family breaks through their Family Support Programme.  It helps families experiencing difficulties, bereavement, disability, life threatening illness and other opportunity-limiting factors.  The child or young person must be between the ages of 2 and 18 (up to 19th birthday).

 

  • Families who haven’t received tickets in the past might be eligible for free Merlin passes to their attractions.  This includes Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures.

  

  • The MS Society offers grants to ease the pressure on individuals with MS and their carers.

 

  • Help towards funding to your home more efficient and cheaper to keep warm can be obtained from Energy Saving Trust for the whole of the UK.

 

 

  • The Canoe Foundation provides grants to clubs and community groups to promote canoe participation for young people and the disabled.   The next closing date for applications: 30 April 2019.

 

  • Support disabled veterans and current members of the Armed Forces by hosting your own Armed Forces Day Event on Saturday 29th June 2019.  Funding of up to £10,000 is available to support your event from the Ministry of Defence to assist with the festivities.

 

Regional

 

  • The Yorkshire Children's Trust supports children with life-changing illnesses and disabilities living in Yorkshire with financial assistance and respite breaks. 

 


Resources

  • Cerebra have produced a factsheet: What to do if your child’s care package is reduced.

 

  • Euan’s Guide is great source of information of accessible places to go with reviews and listing for the UK and beyond.

Snippets

 

  • The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for free trees for schools and community groups – to be delivered in November 2019.  Useful for Sensory/wildlife gardens????

 

  • A reminder about the CEA Card a national scheme for disabled cinema users that allows one free ticket for someone to accompany you to the cinema.

 

  • 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.

Please 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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