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Daytrippers Foundation

The Daytrippers Foundation supports children and young people aged 5 to 25 years with disabilities and life limiting conditions.  

It funds opportunities to explore, learn, develop and achieve. As it believes every child has the right to a happy and thriving childhood.

Daytrippers offers three types of funding:

Day Trips

It funds day trips for groups of children and young people (minimum of eight children). For example, this could be a day out to a wildlife park, the beach or an outdoor activity centre. Events & Workshops:

Events, workshops and residential 

To advance the lives of children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions.


It supports innovative projects that address issues and challenges faced by children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families that will make a lasting positive difference.

To apply: download the specific application form from the website.  Applications are accepted all year for day trips and events. 

It is currently accepting applications for Legacy grants for projects that start after 31st October 2019.


The Elifar Foundation

The Elifar Foundation funds a wide range of specialised equipment and respite for children and adults with with any form of physical or learning disability.

Items funded in the past include: Wheelchairs, beds, specialised seating , trikes, communication aids, sensory equipment and specialised holidays for the disabled.

To apply: download an application form. Financial details and supporting evidence from a professional is required.


Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) provides financial grants to children (up to 18 years) where one or more parent has worked in the UK fashion and textile industry- for at least one year, within the last 9 years. Grants are available now, so read on to see if you could apply.

Grants can be used towards specialist items for your child, to support their disability or additional need, as well as essential items for them and other children in the family. 

Here are just a few examples of the items FTCT grants can fund:

  • Mobility equipment
  • Seating aids
  • Sensory toys 
  • Specialist clothes
  • Educational support
  • Essential items, e.g. clothing, for all children in the family

How to apply

The first step in applying is to complete our online enquiry form

If you are no longer in work, but you or your partner has worked in the fashion and textile industry for more than one year, (within the last 9 years) you can still apply for to FTCT.

Visit the FTCT website and check this list of companies and job titles to see if your job role could fit FTCT’s criteria. 

If you would like to have a chat to answer any queries, call FTCT’s grants team on 0300 123 9002



See also:

Douglas Hay Trust (Scotland only)

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