Communication Equipment Grants

Able Kidz

Grants for specialist equipment and communication equipment

"Able Kidz works to make a disabled child’s educational journey a fulfilling and positive experience. They do this by provision of specialist equipment, computers and software to the children or school and also assist in funding extra tuition needs of a child.


We aim to make a variety of learning aids accessible to children with disabilities all over the UK, both on an individual basis and for use in schools and playgroups etc."


http://ablekidz.org/

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Grant providing charitable trust

The charity’s ongoing focus is to relieve the needs of children (under 18 year olds) by reason of finance, illness, or other disadvantage, by the provision of grants to improve their conditions of life.


The Charity is particularly interested in applications for grants that will provide children with enjoyment, not just the basic essentials of daily life, though these may also be funded where deemed appropriate.


https://www.thebrightsideoflife.org.uk/

Cash For Kids

Grants for young people living with a disability or illness

Cash For Kids grant rounds support children from birth up to and including 18 years of age who are vulnerable, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are living with an illness or disability. The value of a grant is typically from £1,000 to £3,000 but they will happily consider applications for larger amounts.


Different areas have different eligibility criteria and grants are dependant on the donations they receive, so the application forms may not always be active for every area.


https://cashforkids.org.uk/

Communication Matters

Charity for those who find it difficult to communicate

Communication Matters is a UK-wide charity that supports people of all ages who find it difficult to communicate because they have little or no clear speech. Their website has a wide range of information on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and they provide some small grants of upto £200 towards communication equipment.


https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/

Dream Makers

Charity offers holidays for disabled and terminally ill and can provide equipment

Dream Makers is a charity that offers holidays to the disabled, terminally ill, underprivileged and those with special needs.


They have also granted requests for TVs for the visually impaired and tablets to help with special needs learning, wheelchairs and specially adapted bikes etc


https://dreammakerschildrenscharity.com/

Everyone Can

Charity that helps those with disabilities with assistive technology

Formerly known as The Aidis Trust, Everyone Can is a charity which has been doing everything it can so that people living with disabilities are able to control their home environment, communicate, and in short, live their lives with as much ease and independence as possible.


They have been able to transform the lives of hundreds of disabled people by matching them with the best-suited and most innovative assistive technology.


They will conduct an assessment, initially over the phone, but then in person if required, to see what assistive technology would be best suited to help improve your life.


After the assessment they will write up a report which documents the specific equipment or software settings that will really make a positive difference to the disabled person’s life. Unfortunately they aren’t able to fund the technology that they suggest but they will do everything they can to help you find funders or suggest funding options.


They also host regular gaming sessions at their headquarters in Manchester and hold free Assistive Technology training workshops.


https://www.everyonecan.org.uk/

Find A Voice

Specialist communication equipment for those with severe communication difficulties

Based in Ashford, Kent, Find A Voice is a charity that supports children and adults who have a severe speech, language or communication difficulty, and who may require some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support. This can include signing, symbols or a communication aid. Support is provided in person, by telephone and via their website.


They are able to provide specialist equipment on a no-cost trial basis to build basic communication skills, establish suitability of use and evidence of need


https://www.findavoice.org.uk/

Guide Dogs

Charity that supports blind and partially sighted people, providing guide dogs, support and grants

Founded in 1934, Blind Dogs is a charity that helps blind and partially-sighted people through the provision of guide dogs. They also provide support and advice and can give grants for assistive technology and sensory equipment.


https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/


https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/getting-support/information-and-advice/how-can-technology-help-me/assistive-technology-grants-for-children/


https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/getting-support/information-and-advice/sensory-equipment-grants-for-children/

Individual Technology Solutions For Visually Impaired People

Modern communication equipment for the visually impaired

Aim to combat loneliness, isolation and enable Blind and Visually Impaired people on low incomes to live full independent lives using modern communication equipment which they would otherwise not be able to afford.


They provide grants in the form of devices (specially adapted smartphones and tablets) and services (landlines and broadband) for communication equipment for Blind and Vision impaired people who meet their eligibility criteria.


https://itsvip.org/

Janki Saye Foundation

Grants for assistive technology (Communication & reading devices)

The Janki Saye Foundation provides grants to fund assistive technology.


Communication devices make a life changing difference to people who have complex disabilities which impact speech and movement.


Reading devices enhance independence and enrich the lives of people with visual impairments and special needs.


http://www.jankisaye.org/

Lifeline4Kids

Charity provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities and special needs

Founded in 1961, is a charity with one purpose, to provide equipment to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and special needs irrespective of race or creed. For the individual child they provide the full spectrum of specialised equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and items including specialised computers and sensory toys. They also help Schools, children's hospices, respite care homes and support centres throughout the UK with a variety of items including playground equipment, soft play and multi-sensory rooms and special beds.


http://www.lifeline4kids.org/

Nihal Armstrong Trust

Charity that can provide essential equipment or services for children with Cerebral Palsy

Is a small charity that provides essential pieces of equipment, communication aids or specific services that their local authority does not provide to children with cerebral palsy.


https://www.nihalarmstrongtrust.org.uk/

REACT Charity

Support children with potentially terminal illness living in financially disadvantaged households

React – Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK.


https://reactcharity.org/

Sequal Trust

Assistive communication technology for those with communication difficulties

The Sequal Trust is a national fundraising Charity founded in 1969 which is committed to bridging the communication gap for disabled people. By providing suitable assistive technology to people who need it most, we aim to increase the quality of life for those who are non-verbal, have incoherent speech, or who have learning and communication difficulties.


Their website has a wide range of information on communication aids and they are able to fund equipment for some through charitable grants.


https://www.thesequaltrust.org.uk/

Steve Morgan Foundation

Fund specialist equipment for those who need it and are in financial hardship

The Steve Morgan Foundation is a charity that provides support for people of all ages in financial hardship, who are in need of specialised equipment. They fund specialist equipment:

-Mobility aids, wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, trikes, etc.

-Specialised beds and sleep systems, postural chairs, seating and car seats

-Sensory equipment

-Communication aids, specialised software, specialised alarms

-Medical equipment, support wear


https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/enable-funding/

Strong Bones Children's Charitable Trust

Support, advice and grants for specialist equipment foryoung people affected by bone conditions

Helping families and disabled children with complex needs alongside scoliosis, spina bifida, brittle bone disease or any other bone condition. They provide advice and support. They can also provide grants for young people under the age of 21 for upto 70% of the cost for disability/sensory equipment, manual wheelchairs, supportive seating, acheeva learning stations, portable hoists, educational resource packs, skoog musical interface and communication aid, adapted trikes and hand cycles and smart home technology


https://www.strongbones.org.uk/

Variety Children's Charity

Offer equipment grants, days out and run specialist hospitals

Variety provide practical help that makes an immediate difference to disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 19, allowing them to live their best lives. They offer equipment grants (including hoists, beds, car seats, sensory and play equipment, assistive and medical technologies) and wheelchairs for children. They also offer Sunshine Coaches to support transport needs of SEND Schools and other non-profit organisations and through Variety Great Days Out they provide day trips for children and young people. In addition to all of this they also run several specialist hospitals.


https://www.variety.org.uk/