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Funding Sources for Children’s Mobility Equipment

A very popular question that we hear daily is “Where can I apply for funding for my child’s buggy/trike/wheelchair?”. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a comprehensive list of charities that you could approach for potential funding. To fix this we have spent some time putting together a list of the organisations that could possibly help you fund mobility equipment for your child.

To make it easier to find charities I have put them in categories depending on the disability they fund and the area they cover to try and save you all some time finding the right one, the majority listed however will potentially help with funding regardless of the condition the child has. We recommend getting in touch with Social Workers, Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists to check criteria with charities as they may already have knowledge of which ones to approach, alternatively show this list to your therapist to help find charities that may apply to your child.

We hope this comes in handy for someone trying to find a source for funding. If you have any questions, suggestions and/or feedback, or just want to mention any experience you have had with the above charities we would love to hear from you at!

Brain Injury Charities

The Children’s Trust

“The Children’s Trust is celebrating 30 years as the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury”


Phone: 01737 365000

Address: Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU


“Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.”


Freephone: 0800 32 81 159 Phone: 01267 244210 Fax: 01267 244201

Address: Second Floor Offices, The Lyric Building, Kings Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD


“Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.”


Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Camb’s. PE1 2UG

Child Brain Injury Trust

“The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.”


Phone: 01869 341075

Address: Unit 1, The Great Barn, Baynards Green Farm, Nr. Bicester, Oxon. OX27 7SG

Bone Related Conditions

Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust

“S.C.C.T. is a national registered charity set up to help alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis, and all other conditions of the bone.”


Phone:  01708 750 599

Address: B4a Romford Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way, Romford, Essex, RM7 0AZ

Muscular Atrophy/Dystrophy Charities

The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

“The Jennifer Trust is a national UK charity. We provide a range of information and support to families and health professionals as well as promoting and supporting research. We employ a small staff and rely on a huge network of volunteers to assist us with our support and fundraising. We are governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees.”


Phone: 01789 267 520


Address: Elta House, Birmingham Road, Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire, CV37 0AQ

Joseph Patrick Trust (for muscular dystrophy)

“Joseph Patrick Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.”


Phone:  020 7803 4800


Address: 61 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HL

Spinal Cord Injury Charities


“Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.”


Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Camb’s. PE1 2UG

Down Syndrome Charities

Helping People with Downs Syndrome

“Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to ALL who need it.”


Phone: 01889 578800

Address: 22, Lea Hall Enterprise Park. Armitage Road, Rougleey, Staffs WS15 1LH

Location Based Charities

Comedians Golfing Society (London & Kent area)

“We at the CGS are proud of our Charitable Aims, over the 30 odd years that we have been running we have literally raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes.

As a rule we do not normally give money to other charities but prefer to support individual cases.”


Phone: 01376 501 401

Address: 24 Cross Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2NA

The Tiny Tim Trust (Derbyshire)

“The Trust is a registered charity which provides equipment and resources for children with special needs in Derbyshire.”


Address: 27 Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL

Darren Huckerby Trust (Norfolk only)

“With the establishment of the Darren Huckerby Trust, he now hopes to make some tangible contributions to the lives of local people who are in real need, with the Trust providing support for local charities, community projects and individuals across the county of Norfolk.”



Wheels for Martin’s Friends (South Cambridgeshires areas)

“For over 25 Years Wheels for Martin’s Friends has been helping people of all ages with their disabilities. If you require help and have been unable to obtain funds from the NHS or do not have the funds yourself to buy the equipment required, then please contact us. We will do everything to help if we can.”


Phone: 01763 852125


Address: 19, Thompsons Meadow,  Guilden Morden,  Royston,  Hert’s.  SG8 0UA

Pidley Mountain Rescue Team (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire areas only)

“We aim to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire allowing them the same opportunities and freedom as everyone else.”


Charities in Scotland

Payback Foundation

“Ceridian wanted to find a way to ‘pay back’ into the local community and in 1997 created its own registered charity, the PayBack Foundation. Since its creation over £400,000 has been granted and hundreds of children provided with much needed support.”


Phone: 0141 891 6622

Address: 2 Nasmyth Place, Centura Court, Hillington Business Park, Glasgow, G52 4PS

General National Charities

Children Today
“Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.”


Phone: 01244 335622


Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AE


“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. Our work is unrivalled by any other organisation and our passion and belief that every child should have comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible is our driving force.”


Phone: 020 8940 2575 Fax: 020 8940 2050

Address: St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3NP

The Caudwell Charitable Trust

“Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.”


Phone: 01782 600600  Fax: 01782 600609

Address: Minton Hollins, Shelton Old Road, Stoke-on Trent, ST4 7RY

Children’s Today Charitable Trust

“Children’s Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.”


Phone: 01244 335622 Fax: 01244 335473


Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Cheshire, CH3 7AE

Handicapped Children’s Action Group

“This organisation provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. An organisation aimed at parents who require financial assistance for children’s special needs equipment.”

Phone: 020 8594 4100

Address: 4 Farr Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 0NZ

Make a Wish Foundation UK

“Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity with a single purpose – we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.”


Phone: 0127640 50 60


Address: 329-331, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HQ


“There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for a wheelchair that fits their young lives. That’s where we come in. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods. And at Whizz-Kidz, the wheelchair is just the start – we also run youth groups, wheelchair skills training, work experience placements and residential camps.”


Phone: 020 7233 6600


Address: 4th Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, London SW1E 5BH

Action for Kids

“We will transform the understanding of disability, and make sure young people living with a disability get the support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.”


Phone: 020 8347 8111 Fax: 0208 347 3482


Address: Ability House, 15A Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, London H8 9DJ

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

“Enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.”


Phone: 01789 555675

Address: Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, B90 8AG

Paul’s Trust

“Whether it is in the form of a new tricycle as an aid to physiotherapy and fun, or therapy with dolphins to assist with personal development. Paul’s Trust considers the individual requirements of all children that apply for help.”


Phone: 01344 452265


Address: 24 Whistley Close, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9LQ

Newlife Foundation

“Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. Since that time we have become, through our work, the specialists for special children.”


Phone: 01543 462777  Fax: 01543 431471

Address: Hemlock Way, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 7GF

Lifeline 4 Kids LogoLifeline 4 Kids

“We are a UK national children’s charity established in 1961. Originally known as The Handicapped Children’s Aid Committee, our working name changed to Lifeline 4 Kids in 2000. We help children throughout the UK and occasionally abroad.”


Phone: 020 7794 1661 Fax: 020 7794 1161


Address: 215 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1XJ

Harry Cureton Charitable Trust (Peterborough area only)

“The Harry Cureton Charitable Trust has been established as a grant making charitable trust as a result of the generosity of the late Harry Cureton, who for many years lived at Eye near Peterborough. The Charity works to support health care in Peterborough and the area covered by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals.”


Phone: 01733 887665 Fax: 01733 887666

Address: Greenwoods Solicitors Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JE

The Elifar Foundation

“The Elifar Foundation Ltd is a small charity which helps to improve the lives of children and adults with severe learning difficulties and associated physical disability.”


Phone: 023 9226 7996

Email: or

Address: 22 Florentine Way, Waterlooville Hants, PO7 8JU

The ACT Foundation

“ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those with mental and physical disabilities.”


Phone: 01753 753900

Address: 61, Thames Street, Windsor , Berkshire  SL4 1QW

Family Action

“Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. We have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through around 120 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.”


Phone: 020 7254 6251

Address: 501 – 505 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AU

Family Fund

“We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.”


Phone: 0845 130 4542


Address: 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN

Independence at Home

“Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.”


Phone: 020 8427 7929


Address: 4th Floor, Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN

The Nihill Armstrong Trust

“We provide children with essential pieces of equipment, communication aids or specific services that their local authority does not provide.”


Phone: 020 8940 2575

Address: St, Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3NP

Mencap (Amenity Fund)

“We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.”


Phone: 020 7454 0454

Address: 123, Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT

Dreams Come True LogoDreams Come True

“Dreams Come True is a children’s charity serving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our mission is quite simply to bring joy to terminally and seriously ill children and young people across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 25 years we have brought happiness and joy to more than 5,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.”


Phone: 01730 815000 Fax: 01730 813141


Address: Knockhundred House, Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DQ

Variety, the Children’s Charity

“We provide practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to those children and their families.”


Phone: 020 7428 8100


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