Welcome to the February 2022 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 updates and additions....
Updated and New Pages
Energy Saving Grants
Grants for Household Items. Follow the links on the page to find out the information.
Disability Grants has produced a colouring book for kids showing positive images of children with physical, visual and hearing impairments. “Everyone’s Different” is available as a downloadable PDF for £4.95 and as a book for £6.95.
Children and Young People
- Over the Wall offers free therapeutic recreational activity camps for children and young people with a wide range of life limited illnesses and conditions. For 2022 its programme includes online Camps in the Cloud and residential camps for children with various conditions, their siblings and families.
- Booking lines are open for Take a Break Holidays from Care for the Family. Open to single mums and dads with children aged 5 to 15 years.
- Trefoil’s applications for their personal development grants for young people under 25 years opens 1st May 2022.
- The Snowdon Masters Scholarships are now open. It offers up to £30,000 of funding for disabled students looking to do a master’s programme at a UK institution in 2022/23.
- Udemy are offering free coding for kids courses and tutorials.
- The School of Coding is offering
free tutoring support for 15 to 24 year old students living in Shropshire and Herefordshire. Students need to be over 15 years and currently studying GCSEs and A levels. All training is online and offer computer science, GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Sciences and Coding. Parents or schools can register.
- Who funds when you child is transferred to Adult Services? Check out our Grants for Disabled Young Adults page for charities supporting young people from transition and beyond.
Adults and Families
- Macmillan offer small, one off means-tested payments to help with the extra cost of living with Cancer.
- Parkinson’s UK provide grants to people living with Parkinson’s and their carers.
- The Back Up Trust support people of all ages affected by spinal cord injury with free support including wheelchair skills training, mentoring and online Lounge and a variety of courses.
- WECIL provides employment support to disabled people and individuals
with long term health conditions.
- Climbing Out is a charity for anyone aged 18 years+ who is struggling to move forward following a mental or physical trauma. It offers fully funded 5 day residential courses of challenging activities at different locations in 2022.
- The School of Coding is offering fully funded courses for adults in Shropshire and the Black Country. Courses in coding, IT skills, digital marketing, social media skills and photography.
- Unltd offers funding for individuals in a social enterprise activity. The next round of applications opens Ist April 2022. It also has a new partner Social Firms Wales which provides additional funding for enterprises in Wales with a focus on those from marginalised backgrounds.
- Voluntary and community organisations across large parts of the South/South West England can apply for the Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest. The grants could be used to support youth work, sports, elderly, people with disabilities, health and social care, local arts and the environment. It is expected to open on 1st April 2022.
- Swimathon 2022 is to take place between 6th-8th May 2022 at 450 venues across the UK to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Enter now for a variety of challenges. The Swimathon Foundation’s grant scheme is set to return in 2022.
- British Gas’ “Bounce Back Checklist” details the main benefits and schemes to help you get support and to maximise your income.
- "Ask Bill" for help about money and bills including energy, water and tips/tricks to save money around the home.
- If you are a carer you have the right to a Carers Assessment –Find out what this
covers from The Carers Trust.
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