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Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Other support from national organisations and charities

  • Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
  • Turn2Us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track.
  • Disability Grants provide computer and assistive technology grants.
  • CrackerJacks Children’s Trust provides grants to disabled children and young people throughout the UK. It’s able to offer grants between £250 and £1,000 towards specialised equipment. This might include a specialised wheelchair, bikes and trikes and sensory toys. The charity also has a respite home near Bream Sands in Somerset called “Ray’s Sunshine Holiday Home”.
  • CHIPS is the charity of the casino and gaming industry and provides specialised powered wheelchairs for children and young people with varying disabilities. It will only fund powered wheelchairs not provided by the NHS.
  • The Children’s Hope Foundation helps improve the lives of children and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty. It provides funding for anything (with a few exceptions) that will benefit the child such as medical equipment, computers, holidays and days out. The charity also has a caravan holiday home in East Sussex for children (and their families) between the ages of 3-17 who have special needs.
  • Children’s Heart Federation provides information and practical support to children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families. Professionals, such as cardiac nurses, social workers or advice workers are able to apply for grants towards specialist equipment and unexpected family costs such as travel expenses to hospital.
  • Children Today helps disabled children and young people up to the age of 25. It provides grants for specialist equipment and aids such as communication aids, educational toys, trikes, lifting equipment and electric wheelchairs.
  • Caudwell Trust provides grants for children with special needs for things like specialist equipment.
  • Lifeline4kids provide essential equipment to help improve the life of children with disabilities or special needs.