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Disability Grants News - February 2024
February 28, 2024

Welcome to the February 2024 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.

If you are new to the website and searching for grants please read the following pages before starting your search....

Adults- About Grants section

Children and Young People  - Grants for Disabled Children - An Introduction

Here are some of this month’s updates and additions.... 

Updated Pages

Grant Checklist

Grant News

  • The Changing Lives Grant from Crisis helps people experiencing homelessness progress into education, employment and to start up a small business. A coach or Lead Worker from Crisis will help you get started.


  • Caudwell Children are offering up to 100% funding for powered wheelchairs and specialist sport equipment. Eligibility criteria applies.



  • Grants to support adults living in the UK to undertake education and employment from the Thomas Wall Trust. Must be experiencing financial and other barriers such as disability mental health challenges or caring responsibilities.


  • Kidney Care UK provides financial support for individuals and their families coping with kidney disease. It can help towards domestic bills, household items, travel expenses and training if on low income.



  • Lyneal Trust offers accessible canal boat and cottage holidays in Shropshire. There is a charge for use of the facilities.


  • Individual grants for household items and white goods are offered by The Rope Trust for Suffolk residents. Referral from front line advice and care agencies only.



  • Leuchie House is a National respite centre in Scotland for individuals with neurological conditions such as MS, MND, Parkinson's and their families. The booking team will advise on cost and funding support available.


  • Sir Jules Thorn Trust provides funding for smaller charities working with older people, people with disabilities or serious illness, mental health or homelessness.


  • Awards for grass-roots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity and inclusion in the outdoors from the Alpkit Foundation. It has previously funded accessible sailing and canal trips for young people with additional needs.




  • The Movers and Shakers podcast now has a website with episode extras and a blog. This along with the podcast is a superb resource for anyone with Parkinson’s or caring for anyone with Parkinson’s.


  • Merseyside parents can now access free advice appointments for transition appeals from the Liverpool Law Clinic


  • NHS Ability have published an Easy Read and plain English newsletter that includes information about your rights when in or going into a mental health setting.


  • Speech and Language UK has launched a new and improved progress checker for parents, carers and educators.


  • Celebrate World Book Day 2024 on 7th March 2024. RNIB are giving away thousands of books in braille and audio for blind and partially sighted children across the UK.


  • Sensory packs now available at Peterborough United to help children with additional needs attend football. The packs will be available free of charge Eto season ticket holders and can be requested by emailing




  • Did you know that schools can apply to exam boards to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities? Further guidance from IPSEA.


  • Fair Play Barnet in North London has opened an amazing accessible playground for children with additional needs. If you know of any others across the UK let us know so we can add it to our map of Accessible Play Areas in the UK.


  • The Scottish Governments has opened a consultation on a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill. Have Your Say

Help raise money for Disability Grants with the purchase of our colouring books.

“Everyone’s Different” has positive colouring images of children with additional needs.  The images show children with physical, hearing and visual impairments.

For adults with Learning Difficulties, Alzheimer’s or Dementia we have Butterfly and Mandala colouring books.

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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