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Grants for Disabled Young Adults

Development Awards - The Prince's Trust

Development awards up to £500 are available to help young people move into education, training or employment.

The grants are available to young people aged 16-25 years not in education,training and employment and young people aged 14-16 years not expected to achieve five GCSE's at grades A to C.

The grant can be used to fund items such as course fees, course materials, tools and equipment, travel costs and childcare.

To apply either complete the on-line equiry form or speak to a Prince's Trust Advisor on 0800 842842 or text “Call Me” to 07983 385418.

Hazel's Footprints

Hazel's Footprints provides financial assistance to young people planning to undertake the challenge of voluntary work that benefits children in less developed countries.

It's aim is to encourage young people to improve the lives of other children in the country they visit either as part of a gap year or other voluntary work overseas. Projects must be for at least 6 months and education related.

A report of your work will be required by the charity to be used to encourage others to make a contribution.

It is open to any UK or European individual. Applications are considered on the value of the project and allocated on a first come first served basis.

To apply for an application form email:

Lawrence Atwell's Charity

The Lawrence Atwell's Charity assists young people (16 to 26 years) from low-waged families (under £26,000 pa) in England and Wales who want to become qualified for a job.

It is able to offer grants towards:

  • Vocational training - such as NVQ Level 3 BTEC or City and Guilds courses
  • 'First Step' qualifications - to help young people become qualified for work such as Level 1 and 2 BTEC first diplomas/certificates, Access and Foundation courses.

Young people with disabilities (including mental health issues) is one of the charity's priority groups.

To find out if you are eligible to apply take the on-line eligibility quiz.


Trefoil provides personal development grants for young people aged 18 to 25 years with special needs.

The grant is available to support personal development or independence projects and activities not funded from statutory sources. Applications are accepted from individuals and groups.

There are a number of charities that offer grants to disabled young adults listed on other pages.....Do check them out......

Action for Kids (up to 26 years)

BBC Children in Need - Emergency Essentials

Blind Children UK (assistive or adapted technology and sensory toys up to 25 years)

The Buttle Trust

Children Today (up to 25 years)

Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund (up to 25 years)

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Daytrippers (up to 21 years)

Dream Big Trust (children, young people and adults)

Dreams Come True (up to 21 years)

The Elifar Foundation

Family Fund - "Your Opportunity" support for 18 to 24 year olds.  

Kids Direct Short Breaks (up to 25 years)

The Oli Bennett Charitable Trust (for young entrepreneurs)

Me and Dee

The Willow Foundation (16 to 40 years)

Youth Cancer Trust (up to 30 years)

Check out the other pages…….

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