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ASPIRE

Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.

Aspire Grants offers funding for specialist equipment not available from statutory services such as lightweight wheelchairs, powered chairs, electronic page turners and assistive technology equipment.

Applications for medical equipment will require support from an appropriate health professional.

To apply: download the application form and guidelines from the Aspire website.

www.aspire.org.uk







The A-T Society

The A-T Society helps and support families living with Ataxia-Telangiectasia a rare and complex genetic disorder. 

It provides support, advice and advocacy for people with A-T and their families.  Financial assistance is given through its Support Grants System.

The grants can be used for a variety of options including a wheelchair, specialist equipment and a holiday provided it benefits the person with has A-T.

All applications must be accompanied by written assessment of need and the suitability of the item.  Individuals and families are asked to contribute 20% of the cost.

To apply: download an application form from the website.

www.atsociety.org.uk







The Ben Hardwick Fund

The Ben Hardwick Fund supports children with primary liver disease.

It is able to help with small grant towards the costs associated with the illness such as travel to hospital.

To apply: by letter to Mrs Anne Auber, 12 Nassau Road, London SW13 9QE

Applications are to be made by an appropriate professional.







British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA)

The  BKPA is able to provide financial aid to children and adults with kidney disease who are struggling on low income.

It can help with domestic bills, domestic appliances, travel costs to hospital, holidays, further education and training.

The Association is also able to give grants to individuals and families towards the cost of a holiday.  It also funds children’s activity holidays that are organised by paediatric renal units. 

Applications should be made by a social worker or a member of the kidney care team by downloading an application form.

www.britishkidney-pa.co.uk







Brittle Bone Society

The Brittle Bone society supports individuals and their families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta throughout the UK and Ireland.

It offers advice, information and resources as well as support grants.  

The charity is able to part fund manual and powered wheelchairs, trikes, buggies and other types of equipment.  It occasionally helps fund holidays and respite care.

To apply: download an application form.

www.brittlebone.org







Kids with Arthritis (CCAA)

Kids with Arthritis is the leading support charity in England and Wales for families and children suffering from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

It provides emotional and practical support through educational and recreational opportunities.

The CCAA organises family support weekends with fun activities for the kids and information sessions.  Applications are now being taken for its 2019 weekends.

These weekends offer free accommodation and meals.  A small £30 donation to the charity is requested.

The charity is planning to run a days for educational, recreational support, further education and independent living.

www.ccaa.org.uk









Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust provides financial support to children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis.

Edward W Joseph Cystic Fibrosis Home Care Programme - to allow people with Cystic Fibrosis to be at home safely with appropriate care through one off grants of £500.

Emergency Grants - £150 grants to help people of any age with Cystic Fibrosis with an immediate need. This includes the replacement of white goods and emergency household repairs.

Transplant Grants - of £250 to help with the costs associated with attending a transplant assessment and having a transplant.

Health and Wellbeing Grants- of up to £350 to fund goods and services to improve health and wellbeing of someone with Cystic Fibrosis.

Holiday and Break Grants - of up to £300 to fund holidays, breaks, rips of days out for those who are unable to afford a break.

Home Care Grants - up to £500 for times of acute illness or personal crisis.

Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate Grants - one off grants to fund the cost of a pre-payment certificate of prescriptions.

Funeral Grants - of £750 to help towards funeral costs.

Applications for these grants can be downloaded from the website. Support will be required from a suitable professional. 

The Trust also administers  The Joseph Levy Education Fund - to help young adults over 18 years develop their careers in further and higher education. It may help towards tuition fees, living expenses, examination fees or other costs that help the young person with their career.

Applications are assessed twice a year.

www.cftrust.org.uk







The Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund (CFHF)

The CFHF provides financial assistance for children under 18 years with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.

It has two grant programmes:

Respite Break Grants - a grant of £350 towards a day trip, excursion, holiday of break.  Applications are considered 4 times a year.  

Family Revitalise - provides funded holidays to families in exceptional circumstances.

www.cfholidayfund.org.uk







The Douglas Bader Foundation

The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to support individuals who are without one or more limbs.

The grant scheme provides practical support for individuals to reach their goals - these may be varied - from education, sport, art to a small business.  

Applications can be made using the on line form or by contacting the Foundation at douglasbaderfdn@btinternet.com

The Foundation also run a new venture called Bader Braves to help children who have lost limbs or have a physical disability.

It offers experiences to help them increase their confidence through Aviation Days and Adventure weekends.

www.douglasbaderfoundation.com







The Haemophilia Society

The Haemophilia Society run a range of children's activity weekends for affected children and their siblings.

It has also secured use of a caravan owned by the North Norfolk Caravan Trust for individuals with bleeding disorders.

The caravan is offered for use at a discount - £80 a week and £10 for Linen.  

To book contact Daphne on 01328 711122 or Mary on 01328 710901.

A local group in Northern Ireland also have a caravan on the Antrim coast for use by anyone in the UK affected by a bleeding disorder.

www.haemophilia.org.uk












Meningitis Now

The Meningitis Now provides grants to individuals who have had meningitis and their families.

It can help pay for vital counselling, creative and complementary therapy services. 

Meningitis Now can also offer financial support towards the cost of a funeral.

To apply: telephone the Meningitis Helpline on 0808 80 10 388, or send an email to helpline@meningitisnow.org.

www.meningitisnow.org







Muscular Dystrophy UK

The Muscular Dystrophy UK provides grants for both children and adults with muscle disease through the Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT).

It is able to part fund equipment such as manual and electric wheelchairs, trikes, assistive technology, therapy equipment and electric beds.

To apply use the online form.

www.muscular-dystrophyuk.org 







The Paul Bush Foundation

The Paul Bush Foundation assists children and adults with a physical disabilities.

It offers:

  • Small grants - between £100 and £3,000
  • Larger grants - between £3,000 and £5,000

The Foundation will fund specialist equipment that cannot be obtained from statutory sources.

It has previously funded small accommodation projects, specialist technology equipment for home and school and a UK holiday requiring specialist provision and support.

All applications must be supported by a third party such as a health professional, social worker or charity representative.

To apply: Download an application form from the website.

The trustees meet twice a year in April and October to make funding decisions.

www.bushco.co.uk







REACH

REACH, the charity for children with upper limb deficiency provide bursaries for their members who are under 25 years at the time of application.

Previous awards have been given for driving and home adaptations, computer access equipment, musical instruments and equipment to help with sports, education and training.

To apply:  download the short application form.  Professional endorsement required.

www.reach.org.uk







See Also:


Children's Heart Federation


Jimmy's Association for Kidney Children (West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire)


Life After Stroke Grants (Scotland only)


The Paul Bush Foundation (for community groups supporting individuals with physical disabilities)


Ron Scudamore Holiday Programme  (for individuals with Polio or Post Polio Syndrome)












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