There are additional costs to living with a disability and bringing up a child with a disability. Below are some links to organisations offering financial support to families of children with cerebral palsy. You can also use the Online grants search tool on the Contact website.
The Adamson Trust provide financial assistance for holidays / respite care for young disabled people aged seventeen and under with either a physical or a mental disability.
The Foundation favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Grants range from £100 up to £5,000, and are available for adults aged 18 or over with a physical or mental disability.
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.
ELPD Charitable Trust lend support to individuals as opposed to organisations. Trustees will employ their discretion in deciding which cases to support.
The Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled children and young people. They provide grants for a wide range of items such as washing machines, sensory toys, bedding, and family breaks, tablets, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers.
Grants available to individuals who are connected to Dumfries and Maxwelltown either by parentage or by living there. Application form available upon request.
Lenzie Benevolent Society
c/o French Duncan
133 Finnieston Street
Glasgow, G3 8HB
The Society is established for the benevolent or charitable purpose of assisting in relieving poverty and that by grant or otherwise to any necessitous case of hardship, provided such persons have had some connection with Lenzie through parents or otherwise. There is no website for the charity, but they can be contacted at the above address.
The Mickel Fund accepts funding requests from individuals through their Hardship Donation Scheme.
Grants available of up to £1000 for children up to and including the age of 18 with cerebral palsy.
The charity is run by three trustees and makes donations both to local authorities or charities on behalf of specific individuals, and to other organisations with similar objectives to our own.
Turn2us has an online grant search which will allow you to look through 3,000 charitable funds across the country, to find out if you might be eligible for support. You can contact them online.
Below are a number of charities that help fund equipment for children with cerebral palsy. Please note that certain charities will only fund certain equipment and also that certain charities do not fund the ongoing maintenance and insurance costs for equipment.
We work with young people with learning disabilities from the age of 14 to help with their transition to adulthood and to help them prepare for work. We also provide mobility equipment for disabled children and young people from 0 to 26 years of age.
The trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled. Grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled, but applications whereby the potential beneficiary meets one or all of the following provisions will be favoured; potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users, improved access for wheelchair users is proposed and a sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed. Grant application form available through website
Cash for Kids provides grants for children aged up to 18 years. You can apply online through your local Cash for Kids team.
The main goal of Caudwell Children is to change the futures of all disabled children by providing access to the equipment, therapies, services and treatments they need.
The Catherine House Trust provides families with IT support or switch equipment for home.
Children Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.
Dreams Come True helps children and young people with serious and life-limiting medical conditions. They also provide vital sensory equipment, wheelchairs or specially adapted bicycles as well.
The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which helps to improve the lives of children and adults with severe learning difficulty and associated physical disability. The foundation fund the purchase of a wide range of highly specialised equipment, which would otherwise be unavailable because of a lack of funds or because there is no statutory provision.
Fledglings provides informed, unbiased advice to parents and carers on what products are available for a wide range of problems, and can supply them at competitive prices. They specialise in sourcing unusual items, often specially designed for disabled children with specific needs.
Get Kids Going! is a national charity which provides sports grants to help disabled children and young people (up to age 26) participate in sport. They also provide bespoke sports wheelchairs.
Handicapped Children’s Action Group is a registered charity working to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs.
Newlife is the UK’s largest charity funder of children’s specialist disability equipment. They provide grants for essential equipment such as: pain relieving beds, wheelchairs, communication aids, and much more.
Grants of up to £500 are available to enable families to access a variety of support including; Equipment or expenses so children can join in activities with their friends, access to social communications technology, car seats, walkers, bicycles, pushchairs, mobility chairs and specialist furniture or household appliances required as a result of applicant’s health condition. You can contact the charity.
The Teddy Bear Foundation accept funding applications for a wide range of equipment and items, from weighted blankets to swing seats, for children with special needs.
Variety can provide grants from anywhere between £100 and £6,000. They aim to provide whatever is needed, whether it be equipment needed for basic care or equipment needed for medical or play purposes.
Whizz-Kidz provides a range of mobility equipment to children and young people with a physical disability to give them independence at home, at school and at play.