Charities that may be able to help

Charities that may be able to help d.doran@muscul… Mon, 05/17/2021 - 16:30
  •  For both children and adults:

Joseph Patrick Trust

Helps towards the cost of equipment for people of all ages who are living with muscle-wasting conditions.

The Trust requires a completed application form and professional assessment report.

Tel: 020 7803 4811

Email: JPTGrants@musculardystrophyuk.org

Web: www.musculardystrophyuk.org/jpt-grants

Family Action

Gives grants for equipment to people of all ages, throughout the UK, who are on low incomes.

Tel: 020 7254 6251

Web: www.family-action.org.uk

Independence at Home

Provides small grants to people with long-term illnesses or disabilities, and who are in financial need.

Tel: 020 8427 7929

Email: iah@independenceathome.org.uk

Web: www.independenceathome.org.uk

Aidis Trust

Advises on the use of, and helps fund, assistive technology (including communication aids and computers). For disabled people of all ages.

Tel: 0808 800 0009

Web: www.aidis.org

Turn2us

Gives financial help, information and support to disabled people of all ages.

Tel: 0808 802 2000

Email: admin@turn2us.org.uk

Web: www.turn2us.org.uk

Disability Aid Trust

Helps with the cost of helpers to enable those aged 17 and above to travel on a holiday.

Tel: 0800 028 0647

Email: secretary@disabilityaidtrust.org.uk

Web: www.disabilityaidtrust.org.uk

The Ogilvie Charities

Provides grants towards equipment or household items for those in need and unable to provide funding themselves. The charity also gives grants for respite holidays for carers.

Tel: 01394 388746

Email: ogilviecharities@btconnect.com

Web: www.ogilviecharities.org.uk

The Respite Association

Provides funding for short-term respite care for carers of people who have disabilities or are terminally ill.

Tel: 01775 820176

Email: help@respiteassociation.org

Web:  www.respiteassociation.org

  •  For children only:

The Family Fund

Assists families of disabled children under 16. Help is means-tested and goes towards the cost of days out, holidays and equipment.

Tel: 01904 550055

Email: info@familyfund.org.uk

Web: www.familyfund.org.uk

React

Assists families of children living with life-limiting conditions with the cost of equipment, travel expenses and respite breaks.

Tel: 020 8940 2575

Web: www.reactcharity.org

Newlife

Helps families of children under 18 who are seriously ill or disabled. The charity will consider applications for equipment grants, and also has a provision for loans of emergency equipment, including hoists, wheelchairs and specialist beds. They also provide loans, free of charge, of specialist toys.

Tel: 01543 462777

Email: info@newlifecharity.co.uk

Web: www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Caudwell Children

Funds equipment for seriously ill or disabled children.

Tel: 0345 300 1348

Email: charity@caudwellchildren.com

Web: www.caudwellchildren.com

Sullivan’s Heroes

Offers fundraising support and financial assistance for families funding vital home adaptations for a disabled child.

Web: www.sullivansheroes.org

Whizz-Kidz

Helps fund mobility aids, including wheelchairs, for children under 18.

Tel: 020 7233 6600

Email: info@whizz-kidz.org.uk

Web: www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

 

 

Useful websites

Disability Grants:

Lists charities and trusts that provide funding towards disability equipment, holidays, housing and days out.

www.disability-grants.org

Scope:

You can search for grants locally and nationally.

www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/search-grants

Turn2us:

You can search for organisations that give grants and other types of help.

grants-search.turn2us.org.uk

 

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