Caudwell Children’s Enable Sport
Funding available: Up to 80% of the total cost of the equipment Deadlines: See website for details.
Caudwell Children's Enable Sport programme provides specialist disability sports equipment to support the development of talented children so that they can participate in competitive sport. The programme can provide 80% of the total cost of any piece of equipment.
They provide a range of equipment giving young athletes the opportunity to develop their skills and progress in all types of sporting activities at local, national and international levels.
Elaine Revans at the Caudwell Children is asking athletes to contact her directly and says that the charity is determined to support even greater numbers. As she concluded: "By 2016 we want to have provided £1 million worth of disability sports equipment, developing talent across a variety of sports. It's a big challenge but it's one we relish and we will continue to give children a sporting chance!"
For further information telephone Elaine Revans on 0345 300 1348 or email:
Lord's Taverners Foundation - Sports wheelchairs
Funding available: Variable
Deadlines: See website for details
The Lord's Taverners sports wheelchairs are for disabled young people who require a multi-sports starter chair, with bespoke chairs available for more advanced players.
Clubs can also apply for up to five multi-sports starter chairs to enable even more youngsters to try new sports.
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
Funding available: Maximum grant per application is £1,500 for a group, club or project and £500 for an individual.
Deadlines: See website for details.
The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity that raises funds for people with disabilities and provides specialist tennis wheelchairs for individuals, clubs, special schools and centres running disability programmes.
They also provide equipment / coaching bags for coaches, clubs, special schools disability groups and associations. They grant-aid disability groups etc and individuals with any disability with financial aid towards certain tennis expenses.
Maximum grant per application is £1,500 for a group, club or project and £500 for an individual. In all cases, the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust will consider each application on merit.
If alternative funding opportunities exist, The Trust will either suggest these or explore them on your behalf. Please give as much information as possible about your tennis activities when applying.
Thye Wheel Appeal provides funding for manual sports wheelchairs.
WheelPower – Wheel Appeal
Funding Available: Up to £1,500
Deadlines: Currently closed while they review their criteria (as at September 2016)
The Wheel Appeal provides 'standard' manual sports wheelchair or grants towards 'bespoke' sports wheelchairs for individuals or to clubs/organisations who are working in partnership with WheelPower.
The Wheel Appeal does not provide funds towards power wheelchairs. To access their application form you will need to sign up for WheelPower's free membership.
You can find out more details by going to their website.
The Variety's Wheelchair Programme
Funding available: £5,000+
Deadlines: No deadline.
The Variety's Wheelchair Programme has opened to consider applications from disabled children and young people up to and including the age of 18 years.
They will also consider applications from organisations whose work includes or is aimed at helping disabled children and young people. This includes Schools, Youth Clubs, Hospitals and Sports Clubs.
They will accept applications formanual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and sports wheelchairs.
Written agreement in support of the item required must be provided from an appropriately qualified professional (i.e. the child's Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist).
For requests exceeding £5,000, an assurance must be given by the medical professional that the recommended item is the only model suitable because of the child's particular requirements.
The Wheelchair Committee meets to discuss applications six times a year, therefore there is no deadline for applications to be made.
All applications are considered on their individual merits, and grants made are dependent on the availability of funds to the Charity at any particular time.
Whizz-Kidz Equipment for Disabled Children
Whizz-Kidz provides a range of mobility equipment to children and young people with a physical disability to give them independence at home, at school and at play.
Whizz-Kidz also provides sports wheelchairs for children and young people with a physical disability, but they don't list all sports chairs issued as their allocation will be based on the differing needs of each individual and the specific requirement of particular sports. If you're interested in applying for a sports chair, please contact Children's Services by calling 0800 151 3350 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: If you are applying for a piece of recreational equipment e.g. trikes or sports chairs they will only fund up to a maximum of £2500. If the equipment cost is over £2500 the remainder will need to be funded via other sources. Click here for more information.