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Charitable Funding Information

There are many charities who specialise in providing funding based on specific criteria. Here you will find a list of charities which may be able to help you with the funding of your mobility equipment or contribute to your Personal Wheelchair Budget. Please contact Ross Care on 0330 333 7273 for further advice. If you would like your organisation to be listed, then please contact us.

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The Association of Charitable Organisations is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. A network of over 100 organisations, the ACO provides a whole range of services to its members.

www.aco.uk.net/

Helps disabled people communicate more effectively, supplying communication aids, computers and assistive technology for people with disabilities. EveryoneCan also provide advice, assessment and installation of communication equipment, gaming, assistive technology and more.

www.everyonecan.org.uk

Cerebra’s aim is to provide high-quality health and social care information for the parents and carers of children aged 0-16 years with neurological conditions.

Families, where a child has a brain condition, face challenges every day. Just to learn, play, make friends, enjoy and experience the world can feel difficult, even impossible. The cerebra vision is that every family that includes a child with a brain condition will have the chance to discover a better life together.

www.cerebra.org.uk

ACTs grants generally fall into the following areas; building (funding modifications such as stairlifts, bathroom adaptations and vehicle adaptations), equipment (provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living) and financial assistance towards the cost of respite breaks.

www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk

The motor neurone disease association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning, for those people living with or affected by MND.

www.mndassociation.org

Funds wheelchairs and other mobility aids which are not available through statutory sources for veterans with service attributable injuries. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

www.britishlegion.org.uk

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. Uniquely, we also run a housing association and care provider, the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

www.jrf.org.uk

Newlife supports disabled children and their families across the UK. They provides emergency loans and grants to children in urgent need supplying them with life changing equipment to support their safety and wellbeing. Newlife are the UK’s largest provider of specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

www.newlifecharity.co.uk

 

The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides help and guidance on obtaining grants and financial aid from charitable and statutory funds. The MS Society branches can support individuals with financial help towards equipment, adaptions to the home and car, and op funding for respite breaks.

www.mssociety.org.uk

Providing specialist equipment for disabled children and their families. Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK acting as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need.

www.cauldwellchildren.com 

A national charity funding mobility equipment for disabled people. The charities main work is focused upon raising funds to supply powered mobility equipment – specifically wheelchairs & scooters – to disabled people who cannot obtain them through statutory or charitable means.

www.mobilitytrust.org.uk

Each year BWC help thousands of current and former bank employees and their families through the provision of information, advice, expert support services and in some cases financial assistance.

www.bwcharity.org,uk

 

Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions.
They bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.

www.musculardystrophyuk.org 

We help fund children’s hospitals and hospices, creating environments that are more welcoming and reassuring. Children cared for at home are given specialist equipment to alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions, improve their everyday care and help reduce stress for both children and parents.

www.variety.org.uk

Promise Dreams is a national charity that aims to make a real difference to children who are seriously or terminally ill. Every child has a dream and whatever it may be we aim to make it come true – whether it be to go on the holiday of a lifetime and spend time with their siblings following extended hospital stays, the chance to meet their celebrity hero, a specially adapted trike to enable them to join in on family bike rides, or essential equipment and resources for their home.

www.promisedreams.co.uk

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.

www.familyfund.org.uk

The Boparan charitable trust are passionate about transforming the lives of children with disabilities, life-limiting illnesses and those who are in extreme poverty across the Uk. The Trust prides itself on being flexible, accessible and efficient, providing help and support to children and their families.

www.theboparancharitabletrust.com

my AFK provides mobility equipment not available on the NHS, such as bespoke powered wheelchairs, specialised trikes and walkers, to disabled children and young people up to age 25

The right piece of equipment can mean the difference between playing outside with friends or watching from the sidelines; between working and going to college or relying on others for everything. It can help with pain management, muscle strength and independence.

https://www.my-afk.org/

At Children Today we are proud to help change the lives of children and young people with disabilities across the UK every day.
By providing grants for vital, specialised equipment to families in need, we aim to help give these children more independence and the best possible quality of life – from adapted trikes so they can ride a bike for the first time to a powered wheelchair so a young person can get around university

www.childrentoday.org.uk

CHIPS provides wheelchairs for children who would otherwise have no way of getting around on their own. CHIPS funds  the wheelchairs that the NHS cannot or will not provide and that the parents cannot afford to buy.The CHIPS Charity committee, which is formed from senior members of the Gaming Industry, works for free, no expenses are deducted and every penny raised goes towards providing the quality of life that is the right of every child.

www.chipscharity.org

Lifeline 4 Kids helps such distressed families. The charity has worked tirelessly to help children  aged from birth to eighteen. Many millions of pounds have been used to buy equipment for hospitals and homes, purpose built wheelchairs and specialty aids. A hoist may be installed to facilitate getting a heavy child into a bath, an adjustable lifting and turning bed provided to give a teenager independence. Any project to improve the quality of life for children born with, or who have acquired a handicap or disability, can be undertaken.

www.lifeline4kids.org

Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust is a national registered charity set up to provide emotional and practical support, increase inclusion by providing disability equipment and educational opportunities including workshops and facilities.

They provide manual wheelchairs, specialist buggies, adapted trikes and hand cycles.

www.strongbones.org.uk

We believe that people with ataxia deserve care, understanding and a cure. We raise funds for medical research into finding treatments and cures for the ataxias, raise awareness, and offer support, advice and information for people living with the condition.

www.ataxia.org.uk

Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure.

www.aspire.org.uk


The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which helps to improve the lives of children and young adults with severe learning difficulty and associated physical disability. We provide grants for a variety of items including electronic wheelchairs, specialised seating, eating aids, special beds and trikes, hoists, communication devices, sensory equipment and specialist holidays.

www.elifarfoundation.org.uk

Ross Care

Since 1932, we have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives.
Blesma, the Limbless Veterans charity helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

www.blesma.org 

A charity who give grants to children of families who work, or have worked in the past nine years, in the fashion and textiles industry. A significant number of larger grants go towards funding equipment, education or therapy for children with disabilities.

www.ftct.org.uk