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Grants for Individuals
with Learning Difficulties

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund provides funding to registered charities working with children or adults with severe learning difficulties and Autism.

It's General Grants programme considers applications for capital and revenue costs for specific projects and general running/core funding. The charity normally only funds one-off grants (from £250 upwards) but new projects may be funded for two or three years.

Work that falls within the Fund's policy includes:

  • Capital building for residential, nursing, respite care and schools
  • Employment schemes
  • Play schemes/therapy
  • Day and social activities
  • Support for families and community schemes
  • Independent living schemes
  • Swimming and hydro-therapy pools
  • Snoezelen rooms

To apply for the General Grants: complete the online form.  Application deadlines in any year are:

  • 1st February
  • 1st August

The Small Grants programme offers grants up to a maximum of £5,000. Applications for these grants are usually considered on a monthly basis.

Colouring Books for Adults

simple colouring for adults

Do you find some colouring books for adults too difficult or complex to use?

If so, take a look at these simple colouring books for individuals with Dementia, Alzheimers or Learning Difficulties.

All you have to do is..Download...Print...and Colour.

Follow your Dreams

Follow your Dreams helps young people with Learning Difficulties reach their full potential.

It is able to:

  • Hold regular zoom sessions for children with disabilities and siblings, with professional entertainers who are DBS checked and teaching qualified for 60 minutes, at least once per week. Our aim is to have a daily session.
  • Hold regular zoom sessions for young adults with disabilities covering subjects such as crafts, karaoke, bingo and general socialising and chatting
  • Offer advice and support to parents carers and guardians – 24/7 by telephone and online

Our groups consist of children, young people and older adults with mainly learning disabilities, but some with physical disabilities. Also, siblings, young carers, carers, parents and guardians.

Forbes Charitable Foundation

The Forbes Charitable Foundation supports adults with learning difficulties.

It mainly supports small and medium sized organisations for capital expenditure and some revenue expenditure.  Grants are usually under £5,000.

Applications for capital expenditure might include:

  • New buildings
  • Refurbishment of buildings
  • Plant, machinery or other equipment
  • Vehicles for the transport of learning disabled adults
  • Furniture and fittings
  • IT equipment

Revenue grants are limited to holidays for learning disabled adults and the costs of training towards employment.

Applications are only accepted from 1st January to 31st March and should be made to the Secretary of the Trustees.

An application and guidance notes for applications can be downloaded from the website.

See also:

The Action Group (holidays, Scotland only)

Happy Days Charity (holidays)

Yellow Submarine (supported holidays)

Learning Disability Resources

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