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The ACT Foundation provides grants to individuals to enhance quality of life for people with mental and physical disabilities. Grants can be awarded to fund modifications to your home or school or to buy specialist equipment for independent living or mobility.
Action 4 Kids works with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. They provide mobility aids and offer family support services.
Caudwell Charitable Trust
Caudwell Children helps transform the lives of disabled children and their families across the UK. They can provide powered wheelchairs, buggies, car seats, therapy tricycles and sensory equipment. You can also apply for funding for specific therapies for children affected by CP/acquired brain injury and Autism.
Cerebra grants help children under the age of 16 with disabilities because of a brain related condition or injury. They offer direct and practical assistance to improve the quality of life of children and young people, e.g. sensory toys, tricycles and quadricycles and touch screen computers.
Elifar consider applications from children and adults of all ages with any form of physical or learning disability. They fund the purchase of a wide range of specialised equipment, therapies and respite.
Family Action has small grants available for medical treatment, services, facilities or equipment (including communication aids) for those who are sick or physically disabled.
Independence at Home
Independence at Home provides grants for people with a disability or long-term illness towards the cost of adaptations, equipment or other things to help you to manage at home. The grant must go towards an item to assist a child to live at home. Applications must be supported by a professional involved in the child’s care, usually an occupational therapist or a social worker.
Lifeline 4 kids provides essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children (0-18 years) with disabilities and special needs. They provide equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and specialised computers.
County Council Local Offer
A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area. Every local authority is responsible for writing a Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to see. www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/346281/The_local_offer_for_SEND_support.pdf