Steve Morgan Foundation

Grants for people with disability or disadvantage living in the Merseyside, Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales.  The Steve Morgan Foundation aims to support as many families as possible with a variety of grants as well as funding for accessible mini buses called Smily Bus.

Boparan Charitable Trust

The Boparan Charitable trust provides support to young people disadvantaged through disability. The trust has been to known to provide funding for a wide variety of items including wheelchairs, trikes, sensory toys, car seats and lots of other equipment to help improve the quality of life of the children and their families in the UK.

MS grants for young carers

Grants for young carers

We give grants of up to £300 to young carers (15 years and under), and up to £1,000 for young adult carers (16-24 years), to help pay for leisure activities or personal development. This could be for things like school or college trips, sports equipment, music lessons, courses or driving lessons for example.

Contact the Grants team to find out more – phone them on 0300 500 8084 or email grants@mssociety.org.uk

 

Trefoil

Trefoil House has a holiday grant fund for children/people to take a holiday where there is no funding available from elsewhere. They also provide grants for disabled sports equipment.

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are Deafblind. They were established from a family support group in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to their work. You can see how they have developed over almost 60 years on their website. Sense offers high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of Deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities. They also offer support to all Deafblind people in both the congenital and acquired Deafblind communities, not just those who receive direct support and services from them.

The Nihal Armstrong Trust

The Nihal Armstrong Trust supports children (up to and including the age of 18) with cerebral palsy. It can fund a piece of equipment, communication aid or a particular service that your local authority will not fund. It supports families on means tested benefits with a grant less than £1000. Please note that they do not fund holidays, refurbishment costs and household appliances, like washing machines.

The ACT Foundation (now The Edward Gostling Foundation)

Provides specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living.

Grant Information

ACT provides grants of up to £2,500 to individuals with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need (specifically people living in poverty, those who have a physical and/or mental disability or the aged).

 

Examples of grants they will consider:-

  • Building adaptations where a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) has been awarded and there is a shortfall.
  • Mobility aids
  • Specialised seating and car seats
  • Specialised beds and sleep systems
  • Sensory toys and equipment, room padding
  • Communication aids, specialised software
  • Respite at a registered centre for the applicant only
  • Vehicle Adaptations

Strongbones Childrens Charitable Trust

Strongbones provides grants to help children who have arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease and all other conditions of the bone. The grants are for medical equipment, computers/software, toys, sensory equipment, short breaks away, days out and household bills. Grants are normally £250 per child, but this figure is flexible, depending on the child’s circumstances.

Lifeline 4 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 specialised computers. They are able to give emergency and welfare appeals immediate approval within the authorised limits of our welfare sub-committee. They also help equip hospital neonatal units with the latest incubators, infusion pumps and ultrasonic monitors amongst other life saving equipment.