Funding Round-up – Grants & Support for Disabled People and Health Conditions (Part 4), Winter 2024

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

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

Specialist Nurses from Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children living with complex, lifelong conditions.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity works in partnership with the NHS, finding new and pioneering ways to make sure that children and families have the care and support they need.

The Charity does this through improving the healthcare outcomes and resilience of children and families, focusing on complex, lifelong conditions that are underfunded and under resourced.

They also say the dedication and expertise of their Nurses reduces A&E visits, hospital admissions, and consultant appointments; and are a vital lifeline to the patient’s family, coordinating care, and providing access to high quality emotional support.

To find out more, or to apply for help from an available specialist nurse, visit the Charity’s website.

Family Fund Trust for Families with Disabled Children(SFDC)
Offering funding that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family, the Family Fund Trust will provide grants to help families who care for severely disabled young people up to the age of 17.

Grants items often include washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing, and computers.

This scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.

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

Langley Foundation
Grants are available from the Langley Foundation to people with a recent on-set of illness or disability which puts them financially at risk.

The Foundation does specify that applications must be from or on behalf of families where a family member has been classed as having a recent on-set of illness or disability and have their own business.

The Foundation also offers this support to applicants on a low income or receiving benefits; or where the person’s health issues bring financial hardship to the family unit.

The Foundation says they can help with:
  • Business costs (e.g. one month’s rent)
  • Family breaks for families with children
  • One month’s childcare costs
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, so enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Medical Fundraising & Crowdfunding support from Tree of Hope
A crowdfunding charity is offering help to children and young people with a disability or illness.

Tree of Hope support the families of children and young people with a disability or illness to raise the money they need to pay for specialist care not freely available through the UK healthcare system.

Families that register can get access to the charity’s full fundraising support service including their resources, tips, and advice on how to fundraise; and the charity say their friendly team is always on hand to contact.

Tree of Hope reassure applying families the charity will work to help their campaign get off the ground, getting maximum exposure and helping their campaign reach its target as quickly as possible.

To find out more on how to start a crowdfunding campaign, visit the Tree of Hope 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 are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

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.