Charitable Funding For Children’s Equipment
Many families are finding that equipment and/or adaptations for their children cannot be funded by statutory services and are therefore seeking alternative funding means – particularly charitable funding. To assist you in these situations, we have listed a range of national charities below.
However – before you seek charitable funding (or buy) equipment for your child, we would advise you to seek specialist advice. This will help you plan for both immediate and long term needs, will increase awareness of the alternatives on the market, and to check whether the equipment you need can be provided by the statutory services (if this hasn’t already been investigated). Furthermore, most applications require the support of a qualified health or medical professional.
You can also search for charities on the website, Turn 2 Us: www.turn2us.org.uk.
The Act Foundation – www.theactfoundation.co.uk
Action for Kids – www.actionforkids.org
Caudwell Children – www.caudwellchildren.com
Cerebra – www.cerebra.org.uk
Children Today – www.childrentoday.org.uk
Colchester Catalyst Charity – www.colchestercatalyst.co.uk
The Elifar Foundation – www.elifarfoundation.org.uk
Engage the Foundation – www.engagethefoundation.org
Family Action – www.family-action.org.uk
Family Fund – www.familyfund.org.uk
Independence at Home – www.independenceathome.org.uk
Joseph Patrick Trust, Muscular Dystrophy – www.musculardystrophyuk.org/get-the-right-care-and-support/equipment-grants/jpt-grants
Lifeline4Kids – www.lifeline4kids.org
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK – www.make-a-wish.org.uk
Newlife – www.newlifecharity.co.uk
Nihal Armstrong Trust – www.nihalarmstrongtrust.org.uk
React Charity – www.reactcharity.org
Strongbones Childrens Charitable Trust – www.strongbones.org.uk
Variety, The Children’s Charity – www.variety.org.uk
Whizz-Kidz – www.whizz-kidz.org.uk