Our small grants help fund specialist equipment for those in need
We can help provide equipment such as sensory equipment, wheelchairs, therapy cycles etc., and contribute in other ways which might help to increase children's independence and quality of life.
In the past this has been distributed informally in response to appeal letters, but we've recently launched a more structured grant application process. It's open for individuals or organisations based in the Midlands* to apply - just click the appropriate button below.
If you are an individual the maximum grant we normally give through this scheme is £500. If the item or project you are considering will need a grant of more than £500 we will get in touch to request further information based on what you have told us.
If you are an organisation the maximum grant we normally give through this scheme is £1000. If the item or project you are considering will need a grant of more than £1000 please complete the application, but we will get in touch to request further information based on what you have told us.
We are happy to part-fund projects or items, and would be happy to consider contributions to something that is already part-funded. However, our grants are meant for individuals or specific projects. We will not donate to charities running general fundraising appeals or where part of the grant may be used for something other than the specific project or item specified.
There is no facility to save the form halfway though, so you will need to complete it all in one. You can see what questions you will be asked here.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the trustees 4 times a year. Rolling deadlines are:
- March 16th of each year for the March trustee meeting
- June 16th of each year for the June meeting
- September 16th of each year for the September meeting
- December 16th of each year for the December meeting
Late applications will be considered at the subsequent meeting.
You can access the applications forms through the links below.
* For the grant process we consider the Midlands to be the old East and West Midlands regions, specifically:
- West Midlands region (1) Staffordshire, (2) Warwickshire and (3) Worcestershire, the unitary counties of (4) Herefordshire and (5) Shropshire, the metropolitan boroughs of (6) Birmingham, (7) Coventry, (8) Dudley, (9) Sandwell, (10) Solihull, (11) Walsall and (12) Wolverhampton, and the unitary boroughs of (13) Stoke-on-Trent and (14) Telford and Wrekin.
- East Midlands region (15) Derbyshire, (16) Leicestershire, (17) Lincolnshire, (18) Northamptonshire and (19) Nottinghamshire and the unitary county of (20) Rutland.