Variety, the Children's Charity
Variety provides practical, tangible help to children and young people who are 18 or under and living with sickness, disability or disadvantage.
They provide funding for wheelchairs (electric, manual and sports) and other specialist equipment to improve the daily lives of children who are ill or who have a disability of any kind. This includes sensory play equipment, life saving monitors, specially adapted car seats, feeding tubes and much more.
Grants typically range from £100 to £6000 though larger grants will also be considered.
Full details of their grant criteria and an application form can be downloaded from their website. All applications for wheelchairs and equipment must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a qualified professional.
Applications may also be made by not for profit organisations and groups supporting children up to 18 years for specialist equipment, a Variety Sunshine Coach or to join the Variety Great Days Out Scheme which offers thousands of children the chance to form memorable experiences each year.