Other Benefits and Grants
Here are some benefits and grants that you may qualify for.
Turn2us – https://www.turn2us.org.uk
Turn2us is a national charity. They have a benefits calculator online and also have a grants search tool.
The Family Fund – https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
The Family Fund help families who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. Other criteria applies, please check the website for eligibility.
Examples of grants include essential items, clothing, sensory toys, communication aids and much needed family breaks.
Newlife – www.newlifecharity.co.uk
Provides funding for essential equipment such as beds, buggies, wheelchairs, seating systems and much more. Equipment grants can improve a child’s health, reduce risk of injury and reduce pain whilst enabling childhood experiences and encouraging independence. Your application must be supported by a professional.
The League of the Helping Hand – www.lhh.org.uk
Help those living on a very low income with a child with a disability. Provide one off grants of up to £250 for items such as cooker, hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer or carpet. Your application must be supported by a professional.
Plymouth Ladies Club Charity – www.plcc.org.uk
Provide grants of up to £500 to young people under 25 and who live in the PL postcode area. Examples of grants include essential home items, purchasing sports or musical equipment, school trips or even a well deserved treat.
The Clemas Trust – www.theclemastrust.com
Support young people in the city of Plymouth. Accept varying requests for support. Examples of grants include funding for travel for sport, specialist trikes, communication aids and a bicycle.
If you require support to find available funding or to fill in the forms, please contact the Disability and Advice Information Service.