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Disability Grants News - May 2024
May 23, 2024

Welcome to the May 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....

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

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

Grant News

Individuals and Families

  • Al-Mizan Charitable Trust offers small grants to support families across the UK who are facing difficult financial circumstances.


  • Aspire a charity for individuals paralysed with spinal cord injury offer help with everyday wheelchairs and funding raising for equipment and services.


  • Sport England’s Movement Fund provides crowdfunding pledges, grants and support to help projects that get more people active. Grants up to £15,000 are available to cover a wide range of costs and items that'll help deliver positive change in your community.


  • Grants for disabled individuals and small community groups in England, Scotland and Wales to help reduce isolation and loneliness from the Barchester's Charitable Foundation.


  • Caudwell Children provides NICE aligned and NHS accepted children's Autism Assessments, conducted across just 2 days by their in-house clinical professionals at the Caudwell International Children’s Centre.  Costs may be charity funded or self-funded.


  • The E F Bulmer Trust offers support for individuals and disabled to individuals in need living in Herefordshire.


  • Charity Link helps individuals and families in need across Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire with essential items such as clothing, beds, white good and mobility equipment.


  • Regional grants and Enable grants from the Steve Morgan Foundation across Merseyside, North Wales, North Shropshire, and Cheshire, west of the M6.  Community and individual funding available.


  • The ILF Scotland - Transition Fund is now only open to new applicants. The fund supports young people aged 16 to 25 years resident in Scotland. Proof of disability will be required.


  • The Agar Trust support for young people aged 8 to 21 years with exceptional musical ability living in rural Scotland to help them further their musical education.




  • The Smallwood Trust supports organisations providing frontline services for women to manage the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.  It will be distributing £2.2 million.  It is open to frontline services in England with a turnover of less than £1,000,000.  Priority is given to the following group: Women experiencing racial inequality, disabled women, women who are sole parents and women in the LGBTQ+ Communities.  Closing date: 5pm, 21st June 2024.
  • BBC Children in Need has funding programmes for projects and core costs open to registered charities and not for profit organisations. Applications can be made at any time for programmes currently open.


  • The UK Government has released a handbook for individuals and organisations that support people who may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).  44 pages to print.


  • IPSEA has a comprehensive range of free SEND legal guides and template letters can help you navigate the SEND system and secure the education your child is legally entitled to.


  • Scope have produced a Right to Ride Guide that covers all land based public transport that operates in Great Britain. It can be downloaded free from the Scope website.


  • In 2025 landline telephone lines in the UK will be replaced by a digital service. These guides from Digital Unite will help you navigate these changes.


  • Carers Allowance has hit the news recently.  The Government’s own report states “key criteria such as caring hours requirements and earning threshold were not universally understood”.  Support this petition calling for the review and reform of Carer’s Allowance to increase support and reduce overpayments.


  • The RNIB are calling on all UK political parties to ensure blind and partially sighted people get the support they need.  Support their Campaign and Petition.


  • Wheelpower are offering a range of free online exercise classes via Zoom throughout the week.  From Yoga to adaptive Box Fit and dance.

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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