Foundation Funding For Disability Projects & Grants for Accessibility & Disabled People

Foundation funding for disability projects, including grants for building accessibility, and disabled people. Plus the free Funding Finder directory.

Grant Funding For Disability Projects, Accessibility & Disabled People

Foundation grant funding for disability projects, including building accessibility. For disabled people, use the AI bunny to find grants, laptops and other help (see below).

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Grants For Disabled People - Adults & Children

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UK Foundation Grants - Core Funding For Disability Charities

Bailey Thomas Charitable Fund Grants to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK.  Funding for both specific projects and general running and core costs. Accessibility - will fund buildings and equipment.
Edward Gosling Foundation Charities that support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability.  Small Grants - charities with income of under £3m pa; up to £5k. Accessibility - will provide capital grants - charities with income of £5m pa or less for a grant in excess of £5k.
February Foundation Grants for various areas, including physical or mental disability. Median award £5k.  Accessibility - will fund capital costs.
Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust Charities providing services for blind, deaf and disabled people in the UK.  Favour small charities with an income of less than £500,000.
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands The Ann Rylands Small Donations programme makes grants of up to £1,500 to support smaller UK charities, including  providing support for people with disabilities.
Woodward Charitable Trust Small to medium charities.  Makes grants in various areas, including disability.  Up to £3000, up to 3 years.
YAPP Charitable Trust Core costs and existing work, registered charities, with income under £40k pa. Prioritise work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders and services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people. Priorities include people with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

UK Foundation Funding - Equipment And Accessibility Grants For Disability Projects

Boparan Charitable Trust Small equipment grants for disabled children. Families can complete the application form and a supporting letter from professional is also generally required.
Children Today Charitable Trust Grants for disabled young people under 25, up to £1,000 for equipment, such as wheelchairs, walking aids, trikes, educational toys, communication aids, lifting and posturepaedic sleep equipment and sensory equipment.
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Grant funding for UK disabled people to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.
Disabled Facilities Grants Government accessibility grant funding for disabled adults and children.
Elifar Foundation Specialised equipment for disabled children and young adults, which would otherwise be unavailable.
Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust People who are ill, convalescent or disabled to provide medical, disability and household aids that enable people to manage at home and live as independently as possible. Will provide grants towards respite and convalescent breaks and specialist breaks for children and young adults.
Lifeline4Kids To provide equipment to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and special needs
Mobility Trust Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters for severely disabled children and adults who cannot obtain them through statutory sources or purchase such equipment themselves.
Positive Bones Grants to empower those with limb difference, by providing grants for specialist equipment, services or prosthetics. The application grant limit is £5000, but more may be considered.
Peter Harrison Foundation UK registered charities and CASCs running sports projects for people who are disabled to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills. Preference for SE England. Accessibility will fund capital projects.

UK Foundation Funding - Physical and Learning Disability Grants

Community Foundation Network There are 46 accredited community foundations in the UK, which support local charities and groups. These are often a good place to start, if you're new to fundraising.
Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust Registered UK based charities who support people of all ages, who are socially disadvantaged and/or have mental and/or physical disabilities.
Archer Trust UK Christian charity - grants to small charities, £500 and £4,000 and targeted at groups working with people in need, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities. Spend £250k pa.
BBC Children In Need - Small Grants Up to £10k for up to 3 years for UK based not-for-profits. Children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage, including any kind of disability.
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust Leisure activities for the disabled, including physically disabled wheelchair users, or improved accessibility for wheelchair users or a sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users.  Charities, non-profits and individuals.
Douglas Arter Foundation UK registered charities for the benefit of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. Spend £125k pa.
David Solomons Charitable Trust Registered UK charities providing services or other benefits for people with learning disabilities. Spend £100k pa.
Oliver Ford Foundation UK charitable organisations supporting and educating people with learning disabilities. Spend £190k.

Learning & Physical Disability Grant Funding Cont'd

De Brye Charitable Trust Grant funding for charities in various areas, including physically disabled children and the blind. Spend £140k.
Beatrice Laing Trust One of 4 Laing Family Trusts. Christian emphasis. Accessibility - funds capital projects, including for those with physical, mental and learning difficulties. Grants typically range between £2,000 and £10,000.
Douglas Arter Foundation UK registered charities for the benefit of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. Spend £125k pa.
Les Mills Fund for Children Grants for registered charities and non-profits that improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16, including those with physical and mental health problems and living with disability. Grants up to £1000. Funding deadlines are every 4 months.
Hargreaves Foundation Those under the age of 18, and with a mental health condition, disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential – education and sport. Will fund equipment. No minimum or maximum grant size.
Jill Franklin Trust Typically £500 to £1000, in 4 areas, including self-help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers. Preference for small charities and the NE of England.
Gardening With Disabilities Trust To help enable disabled people to start or continue gardening. Funds are awarded to help adapt private gardens, towards paying for tools, raised beds, paving, wheelchair access and greenhouses. They also provide grants towards specially adapted gardens in hospitals, centres and schools.
Happy Days Children's Charity Days out and respite breaks for children, including those with learning difficulties, or physical or mental disabilities.

Learning & Physical Disability Grant Funding Cont'd

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust Grants for people with a learning disability after they reach normal school leaving age, to learn skills to help them live more independent lives.
Patrick Trust Supports charities who help young people and older people in the West Midlands and Cornwall, with a special interest in disabilities.  May also make grants to some national charities. Average grant £1k.
Richard Overall Trust Grants to advance the physical education of disabled young people so that they can enjoy and progress in their chosen sport.
Toy Trust Registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children who are under 13 years of age within the UK.  Grants up to £5k
Wheelwrights Fund Open to any UK resident who has had a spinal cord injury within the past five years.  Any equipment or activities to help you stay active, get active, or help you achieve your sporting potential. Most grants made will be in the range of £100 to £1,000.
Will Charitable Trust Registered charities for UK activities including care of and services for blind people and long-term care of people with learning disabilities. Grants vary in amount, but are generally £3,000 to £30,000.  Will consider core funding. Applications at any time. Deadline for blind people and learning disabilities 31 Jan.
Wooden Spoon Supports children and young people with disabilities or living in disadvantage, including sensory rooms, playground and outdoor activities, health and wellbeing and specialist equipment. Schools, charities and clubs. Unlikely to fund under £5k.

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