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Cambrian Educational Foundation for Deaf Children

The Cambrian Educational Foundation for Deaf Children provide benefits to promote the education of deaf and partially deaf individuals under the age of 25 who reside, or who have a parent or parents resident in Wales.

It is able to provide financial assistance up to a maximum of £500 in any year towards:

  • Outfits and clothing
  • Tools, instruments and books
  • Travel to pursue education in the Uk or abroad
  • Study of music or other arts.

The application should be supported in writing by a teacher or tutor.

To apply: complete the online application form.


Ethan Perkins Trust

The Ethan Perkins Trust provides grants to children in South Wales who are diagnosed with a brain tumour and receive treatment at the Children's Hospital Wales.

It has previously funded:

  • ipads
  • Holidays
  • Days out
  • Concert tickets
  • Attendance at sporting events

The trust also funds a play room at the children's hospital and research projects.


Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund

The Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund supports families from Wales who are caring for a child or young person with a life-limiting condition. 


It provides free holidays for families to relax and enjoy a break one of their two holiday homes:

  • Number one – fully wheelchair accessible. Sleep 6.
  • Number two – has steps/rails.  Sleeps 8 

Both are located at the Kiln Park Holiday Centre, near Tenby in West Wales.

To apply:  Either download a referral form or request a referral form - you will then be sent an application form.

All applications will require and endorsement from the child or young person’s doctor or social worker.


Jacobs' Starz

Jacobs' Starz supports children and their families living in Wales who have been affected by Cancer or Leukaemia.

It is able to provide grants towards gifts, wishes and recuperation breaks.

For further information email: jacobsstarz@hotmail.co.uk


Jill Franklin Trust

The Jill Franklin Trust provides funding mainly to small charities from Wales and the North of England.

It is interested in receiving grant applications from self help groups to support people with mental illness or learning difficulties and their carers.  It also supports bereavement counselling.

Grants are usually £1,000 for one to three years.



Latch supports the children and their families who are being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

It's catchment area is from Chepstow in the South to Aberwystwyth in the North.

Latch is able to provide financial support to the families through grants for:

  • Immediate needs
  • Travel costs to and from hospital
  • Daily living expenses
  • Household expenses including utility bills
  • Childcare
  • Holidays

It also provides support groups and advocacy.

For further information email:  info@latchwales.org



Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales. Although, the trust runs four programmes the following have direct relevance to the disabled.

  • Sport - The Trust will support volunteer-based projects, particularly for people with disabilities and ethnic minorities. It will also fund equipment and coaching costs for specific individual needs.
  • Community - The Trust gives priority to organisations that are looking to tackle social, personal, economic or cultural barriers within their own communities. In particular, it is keen to help disabled people to challenge barriers to participation in their local community.

To apply, download an application form and further guidelines. There are strict timelines for applying and Local, Regional, and National applications are considered separately.


The Steve Morgan Foundation

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports small and medium sized organisations in North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire and North Shropshire.

In 2017 the Foundation launched the Enable fund. This provides support for disabled people who are in financial hardship to obtain specialist equipment that cannot be supplied by the NHS, Education or Social Services.

Beneficiaries must live in the Foundation's geographical area.

It provides grants for both children and adults to obtain:  

  • Mobility aids, wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, trikes, etc.
  • Specialised beds and sleep systems, postural chairs, seating and car seats
  • Sensory equipment
  • Communication aids, specialised software, specialist alarms
  • Medical equipment, support wear

To apply: telephone 01829 782808 to discuss your needs and request an application form. As part of the application process they will ask that you please provide the following:

  • A professional medical reference (occupational therapist, physiotherapist, hospital consultant, etc.) from someone who works with you or your child in a professional capacity, explaining how the equipment will benefit you/your child.
  • A valid quotation from the supplier of the equipment (please note we do not offer any retrospective funding and the quotation must still be in date).
  • Basic financial information on the application form.

You can also request a form by email:  enable@stevemorganfoundation.org.uk 

The Foundation also provides funding for standard and wheelchair accessible minibuses through its Smiley Bus scheme.


Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education (WGLGFE)

The WGLGFE is available to UK citizens living in Wales aged 19 years and older who are studying for a course of Further Education at college.

The grant aims to encourage more individuals to continue in education and is income related.

The level of grant will depend on a number of factors:

  • Your household income
  • Whether you are an independent or dependent student
  • If your course is full time or part time

To apply: download an application form


See also:

Ford Britain Trust

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