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Funding Round-up – Disability and Health (Part2), June 2022

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.

Grants from Macmillan Cancer Support
One-off small grants of up to £350 from Macmillan Cancer Support are available for adults, young people or children with cancer in the UK, to cover a wide range of practical needs such as:
  • Energy bills
  • Home adaptations
  • Cost of travel to and from hospital
  • Extra costs people might have because of cancer
Macmillan advise that applications must be made through a health or social care professional, such as a social worker, district nurse, or a benefits adviser.
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 Macmillan 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 of up to £10,000 are available to UK registered charities and community interest companies (CIC) that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.
The scheme is also continuing its support to disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions who are shielding or unable to return to school due to COVID-19, and are 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.

Ulverscroft Foundation
The Ulverscroft Foundation is a UK based charity supporting visually impaired people that supplies grants to organisations looking for help with projects relating to improving the quality of life of visually impaired people.
Offering their funding mainly to organisations directly helping the visually impaired (such as libraries, schools, colleges, and hospitals) The Foundation is interested to hear from applicants needing support with specific projects and associated costs, with capital costs, core salaries and general running costs not supported.
The Foundation does advise however due to the large number of appeals they receive, any organisation applying is only able to submit one application every 18 months regardless of the outcome of their request.
For this season, the deadline for applications is 15th June 2022 with further dates to be announced later this year.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

EXCLUSIVE! - Guide to Disability Grants
The Care Workers Charity has produced an online service which aims to provide free accessible information on grants to support disabled adults and parents, as well as carers of disabled children.
More information can be found at their dedicated 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 info@mva.org.uk, you can also contact MVA via the website.