Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is committed to improving the lives of those living in poverty, particularly children and people with disabilities via social change.

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.

Motability

To hire-purchase a new adapted or standard car or electric wheelchair. (You need to be on higher rate DLA mobility to get a car).

Disabled Facilities Grant

This is a local council grant that helps towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.

Carers Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is extra money to help you look after your child if they have substantial caring needs. You could also get Carer’s Credit so there won’t be any gaps in your National Insurance record. Carer’s Allowance is £67.25 a week. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for your child.

Telephone: 0800 731 0297 

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.

Get Online @ Home

Discounted computers Get Online @ Home is a Microsoft backed scheme to provide affordable and easy to use computers. Desktops and Laptops are available at discounted prices starting from £99 for people receiving certain benefits and charities.

Family Action

Family Action is a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foundation in 1869. Working with over 45,000 children and families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.