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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Kernow clinical commissioning Group
To find out about the Isles of Scilly healthcare travel cost scheme click here. The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) is part of the NHS low income scheme which also covers other expenses such as prescriptions and glasses. Through it, financial help with travel costs may be claimed by people who are referred for NHS treatment by their GP.
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 click here.
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.
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/
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.