Funding Round-up – Disability and Health (Part 4), May 2023

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on disability and health themes for the Voluntary Sector.

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Make a Change Fund from National Deaf Children’s Society
Groups of young deaf people aged between 8 and 25, that wish to deliver new and exciting projects and activities that benefit their lives and other young deaf people, can apply for funding from The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

Through their Make a Change Fund, The NCDS advises young deaf people can bring their own ideas to life, such as improving their local area.

They also advise the funding can be used to address an issue that they and other young deaf people may face, or to push for greater inclusion.

The NCDS will also consider creative projects involving art, drama, music, film etc. and projects that tie their ideas in with school projects or youth group activities.

Groups can be a mixture of deaf and hearing young people, though The NCDS ask that a youth worker or an organisation (such as a school or youth group) must be involved to support and manage the funds.

At the time of writing, there was no specified deadline, which means applications can be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at The NCDS website.

Deadline Fast Approaching for Pink Ribbon Foundation
Applications are still being accepted for funding by The Pink Ribbon Foundation from charities in the UK that are working in the field of breast cancer.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation work to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities that help people suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer.

The Foundation also support groups who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.

The Foundation advises that grants are available which can be used for revenue, capital or project costs, and that they will consider applications from general cancer charities.

To apply, The Foundation does ask that details be given to show how the grants will be applied to benefit those suffering from or affected by breast cancer.

The Foundation are also interested to hear from applicants for funding which would help toward research into, or provide more awareness or information about, breast cancer.

The Foundation is especially interested in hearing from groups or enterprises that promote a positive view of living with breast cancer, and they especially welcome applications from all ethnic and minority groups.

The deadline for applications is 26th May 2023.

For more information and how to apply, visit The Pink Ribbon website.

UK Small Grants from True Colours Trust
Supporting causes in the UK and Africa, grant making charity The True Colours Trust is offering grants to small organisations delivering programmes that benefit children and their families, in particular children with disabilities.

Grants are available to UK registered charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.

The scheme also continues its support to disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions who are still shielding or unable to return to school due to COVID-19, funding adaptations to spaces to make projects Coronavirus compliant.

At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.