Grants for families, children and young people with SEND

If you are looking to fund something for your child whether they are stuck at home during this time or tentatively back to school then there are some very generous funders offering grants to families that have children with SEND.

At our sessions we have a huge selection of information about grants that families can apply for and offer application forms on our parent information desk. Obviously we can’t give you those at the moment so we’ve added a few of our favourites below.

  1. Boporan Charitable Trust

The Boparan Charitable Trust is one of our favourites and helps children and young people under 18 years in the UK who are disadvantaged through poverty, disability or terminal illness. Each application request is judged on its own merits, there are no set income limits and no set rules on what you can apply for. The Trust has previously funded wheelchairs, trikes, sensory books, toys and special wishes. There is a list of things they don’t generally fund but when we spoke to Boporan on the phone they told us if the need is linked to your child’s needs then it’s worth making an application or picking up the phone to check. To apply, download an application form from the website. www.theboparancharitabletrust.com

2. Family Fund

If your child has DLA or an EHCP and you receive some income-related support such as tax credits or universal credit then Family Fund could be your new best friend. Once approved for the support you could receive an annual award from their catalogue of grant offerings. Many of our families have benefited from a holiday and tell us what a difference that makes to them. With some holidays reopening now could be a good time to apply – or reapply if you are an existing member.

For those not yet ready to jet-set around the UK they have summerhouses, playhouses, outdoor play equipment and many other things that are lock-down friendly. Pro-tip: You can find the summerhouses here if you want to take a look at the options first.

For those not yet ready to jet-set around the UK they have summerhouses, playhouses, outdoor play equipment and many other things that are lock-down friendly. Pro-tip: You can find the summerhouses here if you want to take a look at the options first.

The Children’s Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation aims to improve the lives of children and young people up to age 18, 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. 

Other ways to save money

For those who live in South Gloucestershire the old Pink Card has gone and in its place is the new SEND Registration Card administered by South Glos Parent Carers. This card will help you get a discount at places such as Bristol Zoo and the National Trust. https://www.sglospc.org.uk/latest-news-main/carer-discount. If you don’t live in South Gloucestershire then don’t panic you can use your DLA letter or blue badge to get many of the same discounts and free carer entry to many places.

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