Zebras Recreation Fund has been launched in January 2018.
The charity provides recreational funding to people living with disabilities, and those who have undiagnosed conditions that limit their daily life.The funding will give people the chance to access leisure facilities and recreation where they want and in their own free time. The funding can be put towards a family holiday or short break. The funding is available to disabled children and adults throughout the UK.
The carers trust believe that by supporting the people who care for others they can have better lives too.
They provide a range of advice and practical services across the whole of the UK, as well as access for carers holiday etc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Online support group for families of disabled children with special needs. The aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another. Advice on education, services, therapies, respite and other issues.If you care for a disabled child, you and your child may be entitled to some financial assistance and concessions to aid with the increase in living and travelling costs.
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.
This fund is to help you pay for specific extra expenses arising from maternity, a funeral, periods of cold weather and winter fuel payments. (You will need to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit)
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.
If you have a disabled child, you may have the right to unpaid parental leave for up to 18 weeks’ until their 18th birthday. To qualify, you must be an employee and have at least one year’s continuous service where you work.
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
Action for kids has rebranded, take a look at their new site…
At Action For Kids they believe mobility equipment is one of the great enablers for young people with disabilities. They provide young people up to the age of 26 with mobility equipment not available on the NHS. Action For Kids welcomes applications from, or on behalf of, any child or young person up to 26 years old, suffering from any physical or mental condition that requires a mobility aid or other equipment that facilitates independence. However they are only able to accept applications for equipment which is not normally available from a statutory body. In the last year Action For Kids has supplied buggies, car seats, electric scooters, sports wheelchairs, trikes , walkers, and power packs, and welcome applications for any of these. Check their website for details of how to apply.