UK charitable organizations that provide grants and discounts to people with ADHD and other disabilities.
There is an enormous range of charitable organisations that you may be able to approach for a one-off grant. They vary greatly, both in terms of the amounts of money they have and their eligibility criteria. Some may only be open to people who live in a particular geographical region, others to those who have been employed in a particular profession. A useful reference book to consult if you are looking for this kind of financial help is 'A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need', edited by David Casson and Paul Brown, Directory of Social Change, ISBN 0 907164 86 2. You may be able to find a copy of this in the reference section of your local library.
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The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card
This card entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. To apply, a person will need to meet one of the following criteria - Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (or Attendance Allowance) at any rate. Be a registered blind person.
Cards are valid for 3 years and a £5.50 processing fee applies. 90 % of UK cinemas are supporting, from large chains like Odeon, Vue, Showcase, UCI, UGC, Cineworld and independents also. Application forms may be collected from cinemas or printed off from the website http://www.ceacard.co.uk/
The Family Fund
The Family Fund helps families of disabled and seriously ill children under the age of 16. They can give grants and information related to the care of the child. The range of grants includes holidays, leisure, and laundry equipment, driving lessons and lots more. For further information please contact
The Family Fund, PO Box 50, York, Y01 9ZX
Telephone 0845 130 45 42
Web site http://www.familyfundtrust.org.uk/
Family Welfare Association
Provides grants for holidays to families with children with disabilities or in need. Applications, which are considered throughout the year and must be made through a Social Worker, Health Visitor or other referring agent. For further information please contact
The Family Welfare Association, 501 - 505 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AU
Telephone 020 7254 6251
Web site http://www.fwa.org.uk/
Children Today Charitable Trust
Children today provide funding for specialist equipment and aids for children and young people with disabilities. If your child needs a specialist piece of equipment, you can apply for a grant towards the costs. They will only assist with the purchase of equipment for individuals - not Groups, Schools, Clubs or Societies Applications will only be accepted in the name of the person for whom the equipment is required, their parent or legal guardian. The grants are mean tested but we understand that disability brings additional expenses, and look at each application sympathetically. They support applications for equipment that is going to improve and enhance a child's quality of life or independence. Financial assistance does not extend towards the purchase or upkeep of motor vehicles, building extensions, non-specialist adaptations, travel expenses or holidays. They do not fund computers or computer software independently. All enquiries first pass through another charity called the Aidis Trust, who will assess each child. If he or she falls within their criteria, Aidis will contact Children Today for joint funding.
If you require an application form, please contact Aidis directly on 01202 695244.
First of all, you need to request a grant application
Telephone 01244 335622.
For further information please contact
Children Today Charitable Trust, The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester CH3 7AE
Telephone 01244 335622
Web site http://www.children-today.org.uk/
The Frank Buttle Trust
Grants to individual children, or to young people including students to age 21. Applicants must be facing exceptional misfortune and will not usually have a full measure of parental support. Special interest in adopted or estranged children. Area based: NATIONWIDE. Availability: Service by post and telephone from London office. Also based in Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff. Monthly meet in London. Service available Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. Restrictions: Children & young people.
Contact: Ms Gerri McAndrew
Phone: 020 7828 7311 - Fax: 020 7828 4724
Address: Audley House, 13 Palace Street, LONDON SW1E 5HX