Grant Funding from Charities for Disability Equipment

Before exploring charity funding to buy disability equipment to help your independence, talk to your Local Authority/Council to see if they will fund what you need and explore other options explained on this site, like Disability Facility Grants.  https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants. If you have done this, explore these options.  Also, if looking at wheelchairs, explore your NHS wheelchair services options. 

Independence at Home will provide up to £500 for items like mobility equipment, wheelchairs, scooters, trikes.  They will also fund specialist disability equipment, like a hoist or an adapted chair or bed.  They can fund additions to your home due to disability, provide communication equipment, kitchen equipment and more.  http://www.independenceathome.org.uk/ 

Headly Trustprovide funding to get disability equipment under health and wellbeing.  They provide funding for practical aids to help mobility and independence for people with disabilities.  http://www.sfct.org.uk/Headley.html

League of Helping Handprovide funding grants for those who face financial problems/hardship due to disability.  They will fund speciality disability equipment and household items up to £250.  https://www.lhh.org.uk/how-we-help

Mobility Trust provides equipment, such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters, following an assessment by an independent Occupational Therapist that they send to do an assessment.  https://mobilitytrust.org.uk/

The Elifar Foundation provide grants for specialised equipment and respite for children and adults with any physical or learning disability.  This could be  wheelchairs, trikes, beds, specialised chairs, communication aids, sensory equipment and more.  www.elifarfoundation.org.uk

The MS Health and Wellbeing Grant can be used for equipment like computers to household adaptions for those with MS.  https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/financial-help/apply-for-an-ms-society-grant/health-and-wellbeing-grants

The Hospital Saturday Fund provide grants for equipment, like for wheelchairs, scooters, medical appliances and hearing aids or vision aids, therapeutic equipment, like hoists and treatments and hydrotherapy or physiotherapy, home adaptions, like ramps or stair lifts and more if you have a financial need and a disability.  https://www.hospitalsaturdayfund.org

Joseph Patrick Trust Grant.  For those with Muscular Dystrophy, or a related condition to pay for disability equipment, like powered wheelchairs, electronic beds to adapted computers and more.  https://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/get-the-right-care-and-support/equipment-grants/jpt-grants/

Variety work with disadvantaged young people up to 19 years of age, including those who are ill or have a disability and they donate equipment, like wheelchairs, electronic beds, sensory equipment, frames and more.  https://www.variety.org.uk/what-we-do

Florence Nightingale Aid in Trust provide grants for medical aids, like Tens machines, nebulisers, specialist wheelchairs, specialist chairs, computers, communication aids, mobile hoists and much more if you have financial need or are ill or disabled.  They help both adults and children.  http://fnaist.org.uk/how-we-can-help/

Nihal Armstrong Trust help young people up to 18 years of age with Cerebral Palsy, providing equipment to help disability.   http://www.nihalarmstrongtrust.org.uk/grants.html

Family Action provides grants to those who have financial needs and are disadvantaged.  One priority group is disability and illness for funding adapted disability equipment and aids.  Another grant priority area is mental health.  https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/grants/welfare-grants/

Lifeline for Kids provides essential disability equipment grants to children and young people up to 18 years of age, with no request too big or too small.  http://www.lifeline4kids.org/what-we-do/

Newlife charity provides essential disability equipment grants, from wheelchairs to beds for children and young people up to age 18.  https://newlifecharity.co.uk

Whizz Kids provides grants for wheelchairs, both manual and other mobility equipment, like trikes for children and young people before their 18th Birthday.  http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/get-our-help/equipment

Strongbones Trust provides grants for disability equipment, medical equipment, computers and short breaks if you are a child or young person with a condition of the bone.  Amounts are typically £250.  https://www.strongbones.org.uk

Children Today helps children and young people with grants for important disability equipment.  One example they give, is a powered wheelchair for making getting around university easier.  https://www.childrentoday.org.uk

DTD Charity help people with disabilities of all ages that need disability equipment, like scooters, wheelchairs and specialist equipment, like beds, AAC communication, computers and more if you have a significant disability.   https://dtdcharity.com

Freedom Power Chairs Charity provides mobility equipment.  Anything from walking sticks to power chairs.  They also fix mobility equipment, provide bespoke equipment and maintain equipment for those with needs.  http://freedompowerchairs.org.uk

Brittle Bones Association.  Grant funding will fund essential disability equipment, like manual and power wheelchairs and more for those with the condition.  https://brittlebone.org/support/support-grants/

Better Mobility offer the option for searching different mobility equipment grant funding opportunities.  https://www.bettermobility.co.uk/charity_funding_options.php

You should also check Disability Grants.  https://www.disability-grants.org

 

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