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Funding Round-up – Disability and Health, April 2021

06-Apr-2021


Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on disability and health themes aimed at helping charities continue their work in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the varying nature and progress of the pandemic, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and ask that readers please check each organisation’s website for the latest information.

Equipment Grants from The Variety Club

Looking to provide funding for specialist equipment for direct use by young people, children’s charity the Variety Club is offering grants intended to support organisations which work with sick, disabled or disadvantaged children aged 18 or under.

The Club says applications can be made from non-profit making groups and organisations working with children up to and including the physical age of 18 years. This can include statutory bodies (schools and hospitals), hospices and small registered charities.

The Variety Club advises applications must also be supported by a letter from medical professional. The Club says they would also accept applications made on behalf of individual children in the same manner.

Typically, grants can be up to £6,000, however the Club says there is no lower or upper limit on the level of grant which may be awarded.

This scheme is a continuous rolling programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Variety website.

The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund

The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund awards grants for research on aspects of leukaemia and for relevant studies on related haematological distortions or similar conditions leading to ill-health.

The funder says the deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.

More information can be found at the funder’s website.

Funding Programme from Adamson Trust

The Adamson Trust offers grants for VCS organisations and charities to help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.

For this season, the deadline for applications is 31st May 2021 with further dates to be announced later this year.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Family Fund Trust for Families with Severely Disabled Children

Offering funding that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family, the Family Fund Trust will provide grants to help families who care for severely disabled young people up to the age of 17.

Grants items often include washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing, and computers.

This scheme is a continuous rolling programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

UK Small Grants from True Colours Trust

Supporting causes in the UK and Africa, grant making charity The True Colours Trust is offering grants to small organisations delivering programmes that benefit children and their families, in particular children with disabilities.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to UK registered charities and community interest companies (CIC) that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.

The scheme is also currently supporting disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions who are shielding or unable to return to school due to COVID-19, and are funding adaptations to spaces to make projects coronavirus compliant.

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

Happy Days Children's Charity

The Happy Days Children's Charity are offering grants for families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused.

Day trips, group activity holidays and family respite breaks are all eligible.

The scheme is a continuous rolling programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Charity’s website.

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

Grants are available from the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT) to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve the quality of life for people in Kent, and most notably those who are the most disadvantaged.

The Trust currently offers various funding programmes including:

Investing in Communities

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to build the capacity of community organisations and local charities working with vulnerable people in Kent in order to help them deliver sustainable, face-to-face services.

(In response to the coronavirus outbreak the remit of the programme has been widened and the criteria loosened to help more charities meet the challenges they are facing.)

Investing in Families

Grants of up to £30,000 to charitable organisations working with disadvantaged families in Kent with the aim of improving people’s life chances and promoting social cohesion

Investing in Young People

Discretionary grants to organisations in Kent that support disadvantaged young people that improves their skills, builds their confidence and resilience and which break down the barriers to their employment

The Trust advises the schemes are continuous rolling programmes, suggesting there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the CFCT website.

Langley Foundation

Grants are available from the Langley Foundation to people with a recent on-set of illness or disability which puts them financially at risk.

With grants up to £2,000, The Foundation advises that applications must be from or on behalf of families where a family member has been classed as having a recent on-set of illness or disability and have their own business, are on a low income or receiving benefits, and where the person’s health issues bring financial hardship to the family unit.

The Foundation says they can help with:

  • Business costs (e.g. one month’s rent)
  • Family breaks for families with children
  • One month’s childcare costs

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, so enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund awards grants to charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those (children and adults) affected by severe learning disabilities, including autism.

The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000.

Capital and revenue costs for specific projects and for general running, or core costs are all considered.

The Funders say although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise meetings are held three times a year to review applications, with deadlines for these being 1st March, 1st August and 1st December each year.

More information and how to apply can be found on the Funder’s website.

Child Brain Injury Trust Fund

The Child Brain Injury Trust Fund (CBIT) offers support to children with Acquired Brain Injury and their families.

The Trust has two grant programmes:

Give a Child a Chance Grant

Small grants programme offering up to £125 to enable the child with Acquired Brain Injury and their siblings to be involved in social activities.

The Mary Radnoti-Dwyer Education Assessment Grant

Up to £350 is available to help towards the cost of Special Educational Needs (SEN) assessments for professional reports

The Trust also offers Child Brain Injury Trust Emergency Fund set up in response to the pandemic to support existing Child Brain Injury Trust families adversely impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to £200 are available to provide support that cannot be easily accessed by other sources, or by statutory services.

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, so enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the CBIT website.

Localgiving’s 2021 Magic Little Grants

Localgiving’s Magic Little Grant Fund recently announced they will be doubling the number of grants it gives in 2021 to new or very small groups and organisations, offering an anticipated £2 ¼ Million of grant funding across 4,500 projects by the end of the year.

Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Magic Little Grants Fund distributes £500 grants to charities and community groups addressing particular issues, which covers:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

In addition to receiving a grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also receive an annual membership worth £96 through the funding, giving them access to Localgiving’s online fundraising platform, regular campaigns and competitions, and numerous fundraising resources.

Launched recently, the Funder says applications will be accepted at any time until 31st October 2021.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Localgiving website.

Guide to Disability Grants

The Care Workers Charity has produced an online service which aims to provide free accessible information on grants to support disabled adults and parents, as well as carers of disabled children.

More information can be found at their dedicated website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at info@mva.org.uk, you can also contact MVA via the website .

 


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