Financial support

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired

This charity exists to provide financial grants to children and young people who have a hearing impairment and to organisations who provide help to such people. 

Their main aim is to advance the education of children and young people with particular reference to those with a hearing impairment.

The Secretary
11 Silverthorne Drive
Southport
PR9 9PF

Children Today

Children Today provides specialised equipment to improve, assist and enhance the lives of children and young people with disabilities.  They aim to fund any item of equipment, however specific it may be, if it will help a child to reach their potential. 

Children Today Charitable Trust

The Moorings
Rowton Bridge
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AE
Tel: 01244 335622 (voice)
Email: info@childrentoday.org.uk
Web: www.childrentoday.org.uk

Disability Grants

This is a website contain details of charities and trusts that provide funding to people with disabilities.  It was created by a parent of a disabled child and is regularly updated.

Email: Available through website only
Web: www.disability-grants.org

Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine Fund offers grants to purchase specialised equipment for children with disabilities in the North East of England.

Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund
Groat Market
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1ED
Tel: 0191 201 6289 (voice)
Web: www.sunshine-fund.org/

Family Action

Provides a wide range of support to children and families living with poverty, ill health and social isolation. Help includes specialist work with children with disabilities and financial support to families.

Family Action
501-505 Kingsland Road
Dalston
London
E8 4AU
Tel: 020 7254 6251
Web: www.family-action.org.uk

 

Family Fund

The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable.

It is the largest charitable sector grant-maker to families, giving around £29 million to about 48,000 families each year.

The Fund helps with things to meet the additional needs of caring for a severely disabled child such as holidays, washing machines, driving lessons, computers and hospital visiting costs.

All funding comes from the governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Family Fund
4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross
York
YO32 9WN
Tel: 0844 974 4099
Text:
01904 658 085
Email: info@familyfund.org.uk
Web: www.familyfund.org.uk

Family Holiday Association

The Family Holiday Association can provide grants for low income families who are desperately in need of a break to take a one week holiday.

The Grants Officer
3 Gainsford Street
London
SE1 2NE
Tel: 020 3117 0651 (voice)
Email:grantofficer@familyholidayassociation.org.uk
Web: www.fhaonline.org.uk

 

Hope4Kidz

Hope4Kidz provide medical, learning and leisure equipment for children and young people with a disability.

Hope4Kidz
Pennywell Business Centre
Suite 13
Portsmouth Road
Pennywell
Sunderland
SR4 9AR
Tel: 0191 534 7788 (voice)
Email: info@hope4kidz.org.uk
Web: www.hope4kidz.org.uk

 

Lifeline 4 Kids

Lifeline 4 Kids provides essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and special needs.  No appeal is too large or small for them to consider. 

Lifeline 4 Kids
215 West End Lane
London
NW6 1XJ
Tel: 020 7794 1661 (voice)
Email: appeals@lifeline4kids.org
Web: www.lifeline4kids.org

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now can provide financial support grants to families. The grants can help directly pay for items and support which help families deal with the impact of meningitis and help them begin to move on with their lives.

A Financial Grants Officer can provide guidance on making an application.

Meningitis Now
Fern House
Bath Road
Stroud
GL5 3TJ
Helpline: 0808 80 10 388
Text Relay Service: 18001 0808 80 10 388

The Helpline is available in over 100 languages through Language Line.

Email:helpline@MeningitisNow.org
Website: www.MeningitisNow.org

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

Newlife offers grants to help parents of all children in the UK who are seriously disabled or terminally ill pay towards the purchase of essential equipment.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Newlife Centre
Hemlock Way
Cannock
WS11 7GF
Tel: 01543 462 777 (voice)
Email: info@newlifecharity.co.uk
Web: www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Smile For Life

Smile for Life assist children who are unable to get all the funding they require from other charities and organisations.

Smile For Life
27 Ashburton Road
Gosforth
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE3 4XN
Tel: 0191 284 4166 (voice)
Email: info@smileforlife.org.uk
Web: www.smileforlife.org.uk

The Society For The Education Of The Deaf

Formerly called the GSEDD, this society provides grants for deaf people in Scotland for educational purposes, including BSL courses. 

The Society for the Education of the Deaf
c/o Alexander Sloan Chartered Accountants
38 Cadogan Street
Glasgow
G2 7HF
Tel: 0141 2048989 (voice)
Email: mm@alexandersloan.co.uk
Web: www.gsedd.org.uk

Sunny Days Children's Fund

This fund provides small grants to children under 18 with a wide range of medical conditions including those who are deaf.  The grants can go towards a variety of things such as day trips, medical equipment, respite and hospital travel. 

Sunny Days Children's Fund
4 Cressing Road
Braintree
CM7 3PP
Tel: 01376 528376
Email: trustees@sunnydaysfund.org.uk
Web: www.sunnydaysfund.org.uk

Turn 2 Us

Although this organisation doesn't give grants they help people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help

Tel: 0808 802 2000 (voice)
Email: Available through website only
Web: www.turn2us.org.uk

The Variety Club

The Variety Club raises funds to improve the lives of children and young people who need help. 

They welcome applications for grants from individuals with a specific need to provide vital daily items that are often overlooked and can add up to many thousands of pounds a year. 

The Variety Club
Variety House
93 Bayham Street
London
NW1 0AG
Tel: 020 74288100
Email: appeals@varietyclub.org.uk
Web: www.variety.org.uk