Welcome to the January 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....
Children and Young People
- APPLY NOW! The Family Fund is calling for more grant applications from families in Scotland who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child. Funds are now available for essential items such as clothing, computer equipment, family breaks, domestic appliances or sensory toys and play equipment.
- The Naval Children's Charity offers support and grants for children and young people aged 25 years and under of serving and served naval personnel.
- Scampps provides support and funding for children with complex and special needs in Surrey.
- Funding for children and young people (up to 25 years) with a hearing impairment and resident in the UK is provided by the Birkdale Trust. Applications may be made direct to the charity from individuals.
- The Happy Days Charity funds and organises holidays, residential trips, days out and theatre trips for children and young people aged 3 to 17 years with learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities.
- Funding for children with Special Needs and other children/young
people in need of financial assistance resident in the London Borough of Haringey from the Tottenham Grammer School Foundation.
Adults and Families
- Carers may be able to receive a Carers Fund grants as part of a package of support from your local Carers Trust Network Partner. Find your local group by adding your postcode to the search box on this page.
- Friends of the Elderly are able to offer small grants to older people on low income to help pay for home essentials, bills, online connection and essential living costs.
- The Royal British Legion provides crisis grants to serving men and women, veterans and their families who are
suffering financial hardship. This may include vouchers for food, funds for accommodation, essentials like clothing and travel costs.
- The Family Action Welfare Grants Programme provides grants for essential personal and household needs for individuals on low income and resident in the UK to adults with a mental health condition, individuals who have suffered domestic abuse and individuals over 60 years.
- The Coal Mining Charity support and grants for individuals who worked in the coal mining industry including their families.
- The Carter Trust provides financial assistance towards equipment, adaption of housing or transport to disabled individuals of any age.
- The Scottish Government will open its Adults Disability Payment (ADP) for new applications in pilot areas from March 2022.
- An Energy Payment Support Scheme has been launched in Northern Ireland. A one-off payment of £200 will be made automatically to around 280,000 eligible people in receipt of specified benefits from 13.12.21 to 19.12.21. Benefits for eligibility include Universal Credit and Income Support.
- A new fund will be opening shortly to provide funding to community groups wishing to start offering football or expand an existing provision to provide more inclusive activities. The Barclays Community Football Fund will provide grants to support young people with disability, girls and other underrepresented groups.
- Tesco are offering grants to projects that provide food and support to young people. For example: A charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health. Closing date: 6th February 2022
- Small UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help
improve their online digital presence (eg: websites) from the Fat Beehive Foundation. Applications considered four times a year.
- The Screwfix Foundation has reopened and is offering local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding up to £5,000 to improve facilities in deprived areas or decorate the homes of people with disabilities.
- Table Tennis England’s new Level the Table Grant Scheme, which offers support to organisations creating opportunities for people to participate in table
tennis. Organisations can apply for between £250 and £2,500 of funding towards projects.
- Everyone Can (formally the Aidis Trust) offers help to the disabled with their assistive technology and gaming needs.
- The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have introduced new rules to prevent students getting Universal Credit even if they have limited capacity for work. Contact explains the new rules and what it means to disabled students.
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