Children aged under 18 who live in Scotland and are physically disabled.
The trust aims to help any child in Scotland under the age of 18 years living with a disability through a physical impairment of the musclo-skeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory system of the body
The following conditions on their own however, are not accepted: psychiatric disorders, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, development delay, Down’s Syndrome, autism, visual or hearing impairment, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, HIV, back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Grants cannot be made retrospectively. Only one application per year.
Type of grants
One-off grants averaging £250 but consideration is given to grants as large as £500. More may be granted in some circumstances. Grants can be given towards anything which is not provided by statutory sources and have previously included holidays, specialised equipment, a washing machine, clothing, fridges, beds and so on. In case of a holiday grant, if it is essential that a child must be accompanied, consideration will be given to the cost.
On a form which can be obtained from the correspondent or via the website. Applications should be sponsored by a social worker, GP, health visitor, district nurse or therapist. Trainee workers and community care assistants may also apply, but a qualified person must countersign the application. Grants are given to the agency sponsoring the application, or company the purchase(s) are being made from. They cannot be given direct to the child or child's family. Applications can be submitted once a year.
Grant provided by: Challenger Children’s Fund
Midlothian Innovation Centre
Telephone: 0131 312 8508