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
Gives grants for equipment to people of all ages, throughout the UK, who are on low incomes.
Tel: 020 7254 6251
Independence at Home
Provides small grants to people with long-term illnesses or disabilities, and who are in financial need.
Tel: 020 8427 7929
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
Gives financial help, information and support to disabled people of all ages.
Tel: 0808 802 2000
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
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
The Respite Association
Provides funding for short-term respite care for carers of people who have disabilities or are terminally ill.
Tel: 01775 820176
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
Assists families of children living with life-limiting conditions with the cost of equipment, travel expenses and respite breaks.
Tel: 020 8940 2575
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
Funds equipment for seriously ill or disabled children.
Tel: 0345 300 1348
Offers fundraising support and financial assistance for families funding vital home adaptations for a disabled child.
Helps fund mobility aids, including wheelchairs, for children under 18.
Tel: 020 7233 6600
Lists charities and trusts that provide funding towards disability equipment, holidays, housing and days out.
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