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The Andrew and Catherine Carter Trust
The Carter Trust provides financial assistance towards equipment, adaption of housing or transport to disabled individuals of any age in the UK.
Items must not be available from statutory sources such as social services or NHS. Funding will not be given retrospectively.
Applications may be made directly using an online form or through a downloadable PDF on the Carter Trust website. Evidence of need must be provided through a supporting letter from a suitable professional.
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland and Wales.
It gives grants to help reduce isolation and loneliness, promote group activities and generally improve people's independence, mobility and quality of life. Grants range from £100 to £5,000.
Applications for named individuals must be completed by a third party, who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity. This could be a healthcare professional, a social or citizen’s advice worker or a charity representative.
The online or downloadable application form is available on their website.
The Disability Foundation (TDF)
The Disability Foundation offers complementary therapies to disabled people (including children), anyone suffering from a chronic health issue or medical condition, as well as those involved in their care (paid/unpaid carers and NHS staff).
It is available for a range of conditions rather than a single disability/health issue.
Before you have any treatment at TDF you become a member and sign a code of conduct form. Membership costs £20 a year for anyone with a disability and £25 for non disabled.
The treatments are held at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, Middlesex.
Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust
The Trust provides grants to help people who are ill, convalescent or disabled.
It currently supports people of all ages with medical conditions, disability or poor health. However, if funding is limited preference with be given to people who have professional, secretarial, or administrative qualifications.
Funding may be provided for a range of medical items and services to improve quality of life. This includes TENS machines, orthopaedic beds, hoists and household items such as washing machines.
Applications should be made by a health professional or social worker on behalf of the client using the Trust's application form which can be downloaded from their website.
A National charity providing small one-off grants to individuals in need on a low income.
The Trust provides funding for household items such as white goods, furniture, clothing, baby needs, educational computer needs, specialist disability equipment, driving lessons/tests and travel to hospital.
The average grant is approx. £230.
Applications must be made by an organisation that meet the charity's criteria such as statutory bodies, CAB, charities who work with statutory organisations.
To obtain an application form email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation
The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation provides grants for individuals suffering from severe poverty or on-going medical conditions. It will also support victims of domestic abuse.
Grants are provided towards hospital travel costs, household items, adaptations or disability equipment. They will not fund holidays or education.
The charity does not accept self-referrals. Applications must be made in writing by a recognised professional such a social worker, local authority, charity case worker or Citizen Advice representative (not a GP/Consultant) who must include the individual's financial information. The office is open between 10am – 5pm and on Monday – Friday.
Address: Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation, PO Box 327, Hampton, London TW12 9DD
Telephone: 020 8979 0609
The Hospital Saturday Fund provides grants to individuals from the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
It is able to help with the purchase of specialised equipment and practical forms of treatment. This includes:
To apply: Either download an application form or complete the online form on the website.
The Fund is also able to provide grants to registered health charities.
The League of the Helping Hand
The League of Helping Hand (LHH) provides financial support to people who are experiencing hardship due to illness or disability. They also provide assistance to carers of disabled children and adults.
To apply download an application form and send to the The Secretary, LHH, PO Box 34, Burgess Hill, RH15 5AQ.
Telephone: 014444 236 099
Linking Help with Hope (LHH) provide financial assistance for people experiencing hardship and who have exhausted other funding sources in the UK.
It helps those with physical and diagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, and carers of disabled children and adults.
LHH offers one-off grants of up to £250 for essential household items and specialist equipment not available from Statutory services.
It also provides ongoing financial support with regular financial help.
Funding may be provided for carers breaks - depending on available funds.
To apply: download the appropriate grant application form. The application form must be filled in and submitted by a professional agency such as Citizens Advice or Social Services.
Masonic Charitable Foundation provides assistance to Freemasons and their dependents.
It is able to offer support in the following areas:
Assistance for children in full time education or younger
Assistance for older people (aged 65+)
Personal income is taken into consideration but certain income such as Disability Living Allowance or a War Disability Pension is disregarded.
To apply: telephone 020 3146 3333.
The Mobility Trust provides equipment such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters following an assessment by an independent Occupational Therapist (OT) sent by the Trust.
The OT will then prescribe the most suitable piece of equipment for an individual.
Equipment is only provided if it is not available from statutory sources or the disabled person is unable to purchase for themselves.
To apply write a letter outlining why you need the equipment and details of your disability to Mrs Anne Munn, Mobility Trust, 17b Reading Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7LR
The National Benevolence Charity
The National Benevolence Charity provides help to those in financial need.
It makes grants to help with essential needs purchase and arrange delivery of household items and supply vouchers for goods and services.
It may also be able to supplement an income and help during difficult periods through ill health, disability, age or some other reason.
To apply: complete the online form on the website.
The charity also has accommodation for those on low income in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.
National Zakat Foundation (NZF)
The National Zakat Foundation provides a safety net for Muslims in need.
It offers support to eight groups of people as laid down in the Qur'an which includes the poor, the needy and those in debt.
NZF gives help in four areas:
To apply for help you must have an email address, a mobile phone number and be able to connect to the internet.
The Newby Trust provides funding for individuals in need for the relief of poverty and medical welfare.
Applications must be made by Social Services, NHS Trusts, Citizens Advice Bureaux, other charities or similar organisations on behalf of the individual using the on-line application form. Financial statements of the individual's expenditure will be required.
The Trust makes small grants of up to £250 to assist individuals and families in crisis
To apply: use the online form
Applications will not be accepted by individuals.
Administration of the Newby Trust Fund is now delegated to the R L Glasspool Charity Trust.
The Percy Bilton Charity supports individuals in need on low income with household essentials.
It is able to assist:
The charity is able to provide one off grants up to a maximum of £250 to pay for essential items such as laundry equipment, cooking and heating appliances, furniture and clothing.
Applications for funding should be made only by health professionals or social workers on behalf of the individual.
St Jude's Trust
The St Jude's Trust supports the disabled and disadvantaged throughout England and Wales.
It gives grants to both organisations and individuals.
For further inforamtion contact Mr. R G Millman, Druces LLP, Salisbury House, London Wall, London EC2 5PS
The Talisman Charitable Trust helps individuals in need with one-off grants to relieve poverty for education, health, housing, disablement or disability.
The Trust prefers applications to be made by a charitable organisation or professional on the individual’s behalf. If applying direct the application will need to be supported by either the local authority, a charity or Citizens Advice.
Vegetarian for Life provides information and support for older vegans, vegetarians, their families, friends and a broad range of care caterers.
It helps older people is through our Vegetarian and Vegan Fund for any practising vegetarian or vegan over the age of 60. Applicants must be in financial need with a relatively small regular income and low savings.
The grants are one-off funding to assist with independent living. For example: ramps, grab rails, minor kitchen/bathroom adaptation, mobility scooter and possibly respite care.
Individual grants usually have an upper limit of £3,000.
To apply: download the application form from the website.
Not accepting applications at present.
The Willow Foundation was set up by the former England and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Meg in memory of their daughter, Anna.
It provides special days out for seriously ill people aged 16 to 40 years who live in the UK. This includes young people with Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and organ failure. Full eligibility criteria can be found by downloading an Information leaflet.
Days out can be varied and past days out have included trips to the theatre, Premier and International sports events, health spas, city break, trips in a helicopter and hot air balloon.
To apply download an application form. All applications must be endorsed by a medical professional.
Telephone: 0170-7 25977
Champneys Charitable Foundation
The HoneyRose Foundation (aged 40 + only)
The Matthew Trust (for mental health difficulties)
Maria Hanson Foundation - Funded holidays for adults and disabled children with life threatening/shortening conditions
The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire and North Shropshire)