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Every 2 years Destination Florida takes 75 children with life threatening, life limiting, terminal illness and other challenging conditions for a one week holiday to the Sunshine State.
To qualify you must live in the North West of England and have not visited Disneyland, Florida in the past either with family or another charity.
Accompanying the children will be a full medical team of nurses, carers, a physiotherapist and a doctor. The trip will include visits to the best theme parks in Florida.
To nominate a child download an application form.
Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund
The Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund runs a free one week camp every August for disabled boys aged 9 to 15 years with physical disabilities from North West England.
The camp gives the children a fun holiday and the parents/carers must needed respite. It is held at The Barnstondale Centre in the Wirral and is wheelchair accessible.
The Fund also provides financial help to families of children with disabilities and other disabled groups.
To join the annual camp email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopscotch Care Foundation
The Hopscotch Care Foundation supports young people under 21 years who are in residential care make the transition to independent living in Cumbria and Lancashire.
They are able to help by providing grants to individuals, support in finding work experience and training.
Further details can be found from Mr. Richard Witt, telephone: 015242 72628, email: email@example.com
Peter Kershaw Trust
The Peter Kershaw Trust provides grants to charitable organisations and educational estabishments in the Greater Manchester and North Cheshire area.
The Ordinary Grant Scheme assists with projects concerned with "Social Welfare". This includes medical conditions, disabilites, addictions, the aged and youth work.
It also awards grants for medical research, school bursaries and The Peter Kershaw Memorial Bursary to fund the costs of a youth leader for three years.
Details of application deadlines and trust meetings can be found on the website.
United Utilities Trust
The United Utilities Trust provides help to individuals who receive their water and sewerage services from United Utilities Water.
It supports people who are struggling with hardship and debt by providing an opportunity for a fresh start. This may include budgeting advice and help in sorting out debt.
The trust does not pay grants to individuals but it will help with one off grants to pay creditors directly to give them a chance to take control of their expenses.
To apply: Contact the trust fund direct on on 0845 1791791 or contact your local Citizens Advice.
Cash for Kids - CFM Radio
Cash for Kids for CFM Radio helps disabled and disadvantaged children in Cumbria and South West Scotland (the CFM transmission area).
Funding is available to support young people under 18 years with a disability, special needs or an underprivileged background.
Organisations and individuals are able to apply.
Grants have previously paid for specialist equipment, Christmas presents, sports wheelchairs, iPads and specialist projects.
Funding allocations take place twice a year.
To apply: download an application form from the website.
Miles of Smiles
Miles of Smiles grants wishes to children aged 5 to 17 years who are struggling with any issues. This could include young carers.
Individual treats or "Smiles" are varied. Anything from a new hair style to being a mascot for a local football team!
It is open to children living in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackburn with Darwen, the Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Accrington, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. Anyone can nominate a child including family, friends and professionals.
To obtain an application form write to Miles of Smiles, P O Box 349, Leyland, PR25 9DR,Lancashire, telephone 07801 446099, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or use the on-line Contact Form.
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Stepping Stones Grant Fund
The Stepping Stones Grant Fund support families in need with preschool children who live in the Ashton on Ribble area.
It is able to help with the purchase of specialist equipment, recreational activities and with the provision of services such as childcare.
The maximum grant is £200. Applications must be submitted by a referral agency.
The fund is administered by Community Futures.
The Gaddum Centre in Manchester administers a number of Trust funds.
Each fund has it's own specific criteria:
Manchester District Nursing Institution Fund
This fund provides grants for the relief of individuals on low income, sick, convalescent or disabled.
It is able to fund items or services which may help their situation or aid recovery.
The fund area covers the city of Manchester, Salford and Trafford.
Dr Garrett Memorial Trust
The Dr Garrett Memorial Trust provides holiday grants for children and their carers.
They must be resident of the city of Manchester and be in need of a holiday because illness, disability or poverty.
The applicant must not have had a funded holiday in the last 3 years.
Grants may also be made to fund group holidays.
Applications must be received by the end of April each year.
Manchester Relief in Need Fund and Manchester Children’s Relief in Need Fund.
Both of these charities provide funding for the "Relief of Need" which gives the trustees a wide choice in the type of relief they can provide.
Applications are considered by the trustees during the last week of every month and must be submitted by the 15th of every month.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester Charity Appeal Trust
The Lord Mayor's Trust is able to help families with low cost one week holiday in the UK.
The families must not have had a funded holiday together in the past 3 years.
Applicants must be on low income and live in the city of Manchester.
Applications must be submitted by the end of April each year.
Mynshull’s Educational Foundation
Educational grants are made to students up to the age of 25 to cover the cost of equipment, textbooks and one off travelling expenses.
The areas covered by this fund are the City of Manchester and the adjoining districts.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from the centre. Applications must be made by a recognised professional.
Reuben's Retreat based in Greater Manchester supports children with a life limiting and/or life threatening illness and conditions by offering families:
- Breaks in the UK
- Day Trips in the UK
- Support Groups
- Activity & Therapy Days
- Well-being & Counselling
They also support parents and siblings who have sadly lost a child.
To apply for support, a break or day trip please email: email@example.com or call 01457 680023.
Birkenhead Children's Holiday Association
The Association provides holidays and activities for disabled and orphaned children living in the Birkenhead area.
Further information can be obtained from Ms Vivienne Kenwright. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0151 647 5432
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Wirral Fund for Children with Special Needs
The Wirral Fund supports children with special needs who live in the Wirral Health Authority area.
It is able to provide funding towards play equipment, essential medical equipment and occupational therapy.
The fund is also able to help with home improvements, short breaks, travel and training costs.
For further information contact: Mrs Barbara Brooker, 16 Dee Park Road, Wirral CH60 3RQ
Telephone: 01513 424213