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Charities and Organisations offering financial support
 

Charities and organisations offering financial assistance

 

There are national and local charities and organisations that can offer financial assistance from money off things, to help with specialised equipment and day to day things like travel. In this section you can find out more about these charities and organisations.

 
Family Fund Grants

Family fund grants are available to support families raising children with disabilities or serious illness to get essential items. Popular grants include washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks/holidays, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing, and computers. You need to meet the eligibility Criteria and more can be found at www.familyfund.org.uk    

 
Discount for Carers.com

Discounts for Carers whether you're paid, unpaid, volunteering or retired offer a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers from restaurants, retail outlets, fashion, holidays, mobile phones, utilities and many more.

 

Find out more at www.discountsforcarers.com

 
The Winter Wellbeing Warm Home Discount

This is a project that provides energy advice and practical help for vulnerable householders on the Isles of Scilly to achieve warmer, healthier homes. Advice is available to people living across all housing tenures and includes: Access to grants for heating repairs, insulation and other energy efficiency measures. They can also offer advice on saving energy and money, help in understanding energy bills, energy debt, reducing mould in the home and links to other organisations.

 

To find out more contact Jeanette Persich on 01720 424 470 or email: jeanette.persich@scilly.gov.uk

 
Invictus Trust – Anchor Fund

 

A resource to help contribute to travel expenses for families having to travel out of county to visit their child who is being treated in a mental health facility elsewhere in the country.

 

You can find out more at www.invictustrust.co.uk.

 
NHS Help with Health Costs

The NHS help with health costs you may be able to get help with some NHS costs for travel, prescriptions, glasses and wigs

Find out about when you need to pay, help when on universal credit, travel costs and personal health budgets.

Further information NHS help with Health costs:  www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/help-with-health-costs/

Also financial help with travel costs may be claimed by people who are referred for NHS treatment by their GP

Further information and how to book medical travel from the Isles of Scilly:

www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/your-health/patient-transport/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme/

www.localofferscilly.co.uk/transport

www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/

 
St Mary’s League of Hospital and Community Friends

St Mary’s League of Hospital and Community Friends support St. Mary’s Hospital, Park House, The Health Centre and the wider community on the Isles of Scilly. It also has a children’s fund to support families who have children with long term illnesses, which require frequent visits to the mainland, and are not covered by other funding. To find out more information and how to contact www.register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details

 
My AFK

Supports disabled children and young people to live independent and fulfilling lives and provide specialist mobility equipment not available on the NHS to disabled children and young people up to their 25th birthday, across the UK.

https://www.my-afk.org/

 
Variety Grants

To find out more about the practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to families and children who have to cope with sickness, disability or who are disadvantaged visit their website at https://www.variety.org.uk/

 
Charity Choice

www.charitychoice.co.uk/ is a charity search directory that allows you to search for charities using different criteria.

 
Other Charity Grants
 
To help with the additional costs of equipment, short breaks, technology, furniture etc, some charities provide grants to eligible families. To find out about grants available, try contacting a charity that specialises in your child’s condition, they may offer funding or know of charities that do.