Variety Club Children’s Charity
Better Mobility are the Wheelchair page sponsors of Variety Club’s website. The Variety Club Children’s charity are an amazing charity who since 1988 have provided over 3700 mobility aids to children and young people across the UK including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs and buggies.
Operates a small grant programme to support small local organisations and projects that help disabled children and their families. Provides one-off grants up to £10,000. The Trustees are keen to support: Hydrotherapy pools, Multi sensory rooms, Mini buses, Young carers projects, Sibling projects, Bereavement support. Applications should be made using the on-line application form which requests project details and information on the organisation.
The Mobility Trust
The Mobility Trust provides funding towards powered wheelchairs and scooters for severely disabled children and adults. Grants are only available for equipment that is not available from statutory sources and when the disabled person is unable to purchase for themselves.
The Elifar Foundation
The Elifar Foundation funds a wide range of specialised equipment, therapies and respite for children and adults with profound disabilities, physical disabilities or learning disabilities. Items funded in the past include: Wheelchairs, beds, specialised seating, trikes, communication aids, sensory equipment, holidays, treatments and therapies.
The SF Fund provides financial support for disabled individuals of all ages for both equipment and services that make a significant difference to their lives. They are able to fund items such as trikes, powered wheelchairs, AAC communicators, computers, adjustable beds and mobility scooters. Applications may be submitted either by the individual (with a supporting letter from a professional) or from an organisation on their behalf. To make an application complete the on-line Enquiry Form. The fund operates in the Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and London.
Aspire Spinal Injury Charity
Aspire supports people with spinal Cord injuries in the UK. Through it’s Human Needs Fund it is able to offer 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.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides help and guidance on obtaining grants and financial aid from charitable and statutory funds. The MS Society branches can support individuals with financial help towards equipment, adaptations to the home and car, and top up funding for respite breaks.
ACT’s grants generally fall into the following areas: building (funding modifications such as stairlifts, bathroom adaptations and vehicle adaptations), equipment (provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living) and financial assistance towards the cost of respite breaks. They will not make grants which would replace statutory funding and/or which would pay for work that has already taken place or equipment already purchased or on order.
Action for Kids
Action For Kids is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. They help disabled children, young people, their parents and carers in three main ways: by providing mobility aids, work related learning and by offering family support services.
The Hope Foundation for Children
The Hope Foundation aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty. They provide funding for anything (with a few exceptions) that will benefit the child such as medical equipment, computers, holidays and days out.
Rapid Effective Assistance – React is a charity working to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. They supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.
Lifeline for Kids
Lifeline 4 kids provides essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children (0-18 years) with disabilities and special needs. For the individual child they provide the full spectrum of specialised equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and varying items including specialised computers. They are also one of the only UK charities prepared to help a special needs child from a low-income family with essential smaller items such as shoes, clothing, bedding and specialist toys.
The Joseph Patrick Trust
The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) is the welfare trust of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The trust provides financial support towards specialist equipment to help promote mobility and independence for people with muscular dystrophy, or a related muscle disease. For example, powered wheelchairs, adapted computers and electric beds. The grants cover pieces of equipment that the health and social services do not provide, but which are still vital for maintaining independence and quality of life.
Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.
Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.
Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust
S.C.C.T. is a national registered charity set up to help alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis, and all other conditions of the bone.
Helping People with Downs Syndrome
Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to ALL who need it.
Comedians Golfing Society (London & Kent area)
We at the CGS are proud of our Charitable Aims, over the 30 odd years that we have been running we have literally raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes. As a rule we do not normally give money to other charities but prefer to support individual cases.
The Tiny Tim Trust (Derbyshire)
The Trust is a registered charity which provides equipment and resources for children with special needs in Derbyshire.
Wheels for Martin’s Friends (South Cambridgeshires areas)
For over 25 Years Wheels for Martin’s Friends has been helping people of all ages with their disabilities. If you require help and have been unable to obtain funds from the NHS or do not have the funds yourself to buy the equipment required, then please contact us. We will do everything to help if we can.
Pidley Mountain Rescue Team (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire areas only)
We aim to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire allowing them the same opportunities and freedom as everyone else.
Ceridian wanted to find a way to ‘pay back’ into the local community and in 1997 created its own registered charity, the PayBack Foundation. Since its creation over £400,000 has been granted and hundreds of children provided with much needed support.
The Caudwell Charitable Trust
Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.
Children’s Today Charitable Trust
Children’s Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.
Handicapped Children’s Action Group
This organisation provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. An organisation aimed at parents who require financial assistance for children’s special needs equipment.
Make a Wish Foundation UK
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity with a single purpose – we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.
Whether it is in the form of a new tricycle as an aid to physiotherapy and fun, or therapy with dolphins to assist with personal development. Paul’s Trust considers the individual requirements of all children that apply for help.
Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. Since that time we have become, through our work, the specialists for special children.
Harry Cureton Charitable Trust (Peterborough area only)
The Harry Cureton Charitable Trust has been established as a grant making charitable trust as a result of the generosity of the late Harry Cureton, who for many years lived at Eye near Peterborough. The Charity works to support health care in Peterborough and the area covered by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. We have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through around 120 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.
We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
Independence at Home
Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.
The Nihill Armstrong Trust
We provide children with essential pieces of equipment, communication aids or specific services that their local authority does not provide.
Mencap (Amenity Fund)
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.
Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True is a children’s charity serving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our mission is quite simply to bring joy to terminally and seriously ill children and young people across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 25 years we have brought happiness and joy to more than 5,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.
The OneFamily Foundation enables customers of OneFamily to apply for personal grants of up to £500 if they are in financial hardship or have a one off cost they would like assistance with. The Foundation also holds Community Awards twice a year, offer funding from £5,000 to £25,000, across four categories, for customers to help improve their local communities.
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