Below is a small list of organisations that might help fund a wheelchair, but please do get in touch to discuss possible other options.
The Boparan Charitable Trust – aims to help children and young people up to the age of 18, throughout the Uk, who are disadvantaged either through poverty, disability or life-limiting conditions.
Whizz-Kidz – Transforming the lives of disabled children by providing equipment, support and life skills when they need them.
Just4Children – is passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of good physical and mental health of children and young people under the age of 25 years resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland in particular, and without limitation, by providing and assisting in the provision of services and grants to enable them to obtain medical treatment, therapies and equipment which would not otherwise be available to them.
Lets Do It Anyway – Based in Norfolk, Our predominant aim at ‘Lets Do It Anyway’ is to promote social welfare and equality inclusion for children and adults of all ages. We aim to provide children and adults with appropriate mobility & specialist equipment, to encourage them to get active, to feel empowered and socially included. We also provide services, or facilities to people who are suffering an illness, disabled or infirm, with the aim of improving their condition of life.
Sky Badger – is a charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families all over the UK. We do this by building bridges between disabled children and the charities and services available to help.
Caudwell Children – provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.
Variety – We improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. Variety provides coaches and bespoke wheelchairs, specialist, sensory and recreational equipment for use in the home, school, children’s hospitals and youth centres and creates memorable experiences through “Variety Great Days Out”.
Dreams Come True – is a UK children’s charity. Our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true.
Melanie Braysher Trust – Aim …to provide independence, wherever possible, to disabled children and young people. We know that mobility is something of fundamental importance to the happiness and well-being of children and young people. We also know that the quality of life of the whole family can be transformed when their child’s independence is enhanced. – Young people in Surrey Sussex and Hampshire.
Tree of Hope is the crowdfunding charity that helps children and young people with a disability or illness by supporting their families to raise the money they need to pay for specialist care that is not freely available through the UK healthcare system. – Applicable for children under 18, although access to funds lasts til 25.
My-AFK – is a national charity providing 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.
Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust – For children up to the age of 18 – No limit on funds. Parent must have worked within retail or fashion textile industry in any aspect, from head office to shop floor within past 9 years for at least a year.
NewLife Charity – Specialist equipment for kids under 19 – No limit on amount or number of applications.
Family Fund – The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young adults.
CEREBRAL PALSY CHARITIES
Cerebra – is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers. They do grants for equipment, have a holiday home for families, have some great advice and information.
Twinkle Toes Foundation – is for children with Cerebral Palsy. Fundraising for specialist equipment, life changing operations and physiotherapy sessions.
Cerebral Palsy Plus – Through our grants scheme we can provide financial assistance for individuals living in the Bristol area.
Cerebral Palsy Sport – is the country’s leading national disability sports charity supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.
ADULTS & CHILDREN
Bruce Wake – Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled but favour particularly applications whereby the potential beneficiaries meet one or all of the following criteria:
- The potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users
- Improved access for wheelchair users is proposed
- A sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed
Grants are typically around £5,000.
Mobility Trust – Our work is focussed upon raising the funds to supply powered mobility equipment – specifically wheelchairs and scooters – to disabled people who cannot obtain them through statutory or other charitable means.
No limits on age, disability or amount. Chair MUST be lifted by a hoist.
M.T arrange an assessment.
Denise Valentine CEO. 01189842588
British Legion – Forces & families past and present.
SAAFA – Help For Heroes – Our support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they served.
Steve Morgan Foundation – We provide support for people of all ages in financial hardship, who are in need of specialist equipment. Applies to those living in merseyside, Cheshire (west of M6), North Wales, North Shropshire.
Contact – We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
Masonic Charitable Foundation – Our grants can meet the cost of home adaptations and supplying and maintaining mobility equipment including scooters, stairlifts, power chairs and hoists. Grants for specialist or bespoke equipment for young people with severe and life-limiting disabilities are also available.
Paul Bush Foundation – To assist those with an acquired physical disability, as a result of an accident or birth injury to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being via the provision of grants to address individual needs.
The Margaret Giffen bursary – Funds can be made available for people involved with horses.
Architects Benevolent Society – The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping architects, assistants, technologists, technicians, landscape architects – and their families – in times of need. We help people of all ages who have experienced illness, accident, redundancy, unemployment, bereavement or other personal difficulties. Our support ranges from confidential advice to financial assistance.
Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) – We are here to help you and your family understand the different types of funding options available to you and to assist you as you apply for the funding most relevant to your care needs. We can also help if your funding is under review or you wish to challenge a decision made about funding your care needs.
Back Up Trust – Back Up exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.That means delivering a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offering a support network when it is needed most.
Regain Sports Charity – Grants are available to help provide people with the specialist equipment they need to enable them to achieve greater independence and improve their quality of life.
Aspire – Aspire Grants are available to anyone living in the UK or Ireland with a Spinal Cord Injury. The grants assist with the purchase of much needed equipment, giving those with a spinal injury the independence that most of us take for granted.