Funding Round-up – Grants & Support for Disabled People and Health Conditions (Part 1), Winter 2024

MVA offer another collection of announcements focusing on themes of funding and support for Disabled People and Health Conditions aimed at helping charities and similar groups to continue their work.

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.

Mobility Equipment funding from Action for Kids (AFK)
National charity Action for Kids (AFK) can provide personally tailored mobility equipment, like bespoke wheelchairs or specialised walkers, to disabled children and young people.

AFK supports disabled children and young people up to 26 years to develop their mobility, personal and independent living skills.

They can supply a variety of mobility equipment not available through the NHS. This includes powered, manual and sports wheelchairs, walkers, trikes, scooters, and car seats.

AFK say their powered wheelchairs are on ‘permanent loan’ and remain the property of the charity; which means AFK are responsible for their maintenance and repairs.

To apply, AFK advises interested groups should download an application form from the website.

At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the AFK website.

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.

Living independently scheme from Guide Dogs
National charity Guide Dogs offer support for children & families including grants for assistive technology & sensory equipment.

Also known as The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, they know how important it is for a child with a vision impairment to develop the skills they need to lead an independent life.

The charity say they can offer the support to make this happen, and work with the family and the young person so that they have the tools they need to access the physical world.

They have various services to achieve this including Tech for All, Education support, and also access to the literary world with CustomEyes Books.

At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme and enquiries can be made at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Guide Dogs website.

Local grant giver and community support organisation Kent Community Foundation (KCF) also has services that can offer support to individuals and families in need. To find out more, you can contact KCF on 01303 814 500.

MVA continues its efforts to provide coverage of local and national news and events from the Voluntary and Charity Sector.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject 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.