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 provide minibuses.
Lord's Taverners Foundation – Specially adapted minibuses
The Lord's Taverners provides a range of specially adapted minibuses for SEN Schools catering for young people with learning and physical disabilities.
The minibuses are provided to enable schools to engage pupils in a range of sporting and recreational activities within the local community. Additionally, the minibus will be used to support the wider curriculum and help develop life skills.
Wooden Spoon help young people through rugby.
Wooden Spoon – Game On – Disability Rugby
Funding available: See website for details.
Deadlines: See website for details.
Wooden Spoon is a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people (up to 25 years of age) through rugby.
Grant will be considered for a range of costs including for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs. Grants may be for up to 100% of the costs, however beneficiary organisations are encouraged to raise a proportion of the funding themselves.
Wooden Spoon can only make grants to organisations such as schools, charities and clubs.
The Peter Harrison Fund has already handed out millions of pounds in support.
Peter Harrison Fund
Funding available: Not specified.
Deadlines: Not specified.
The Peter Harrison Foundation has several different grant funding programmes including "Opportunities through Sport". This programme supports sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.
The Trustees welcome applications for projects that provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport, have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity or provides sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people.
Projects with a high degree of community involvement and engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction will also be assessed favourably.
There are no specific deadlines, or limits on the amount of funding which they will award. However they will only accept applications from charities. For more information, click here.
The Richard Overall Trust backs a variety of projects.
Richard Overall Trust
Funding available: Not specified
Deadlines: Not specified
The Richard Overall Trust has helped and will continue to help young disabled people with financial support to enjoy and progress in their chosen sport.
The Trust supports requests from individuals, groups, family and carers. The Trust's aim is to assist young people with funding to facilitate their participation, attendance or purchase of equipment for sporting events and activities.
Examples of activities which the Trust has supported in the past include, specialist sports equipment, training, instructors and the use of gymnasiums, track suits or footwear, transport including fares or the hire of a specialist vehicle, or the purchase of tickets to sporting events.
The Julie Tullis Memorial Award supports those with mountaineering ambitions.
Julie Tullis Memorial Award
Funding available: Not detailed.
Deadlines: March 1 and November 1.
The Julie Tullis Memorial Award is a small grant to assist female mountaineers or any disabled climbers or mountaineers, both male and female, to achieve their climbing or mountaineering ambitions.
The fund is administered by the BMC and applications for the Julie Tulis Memorial Award can be made via the BMC Expedition Grant form, and should include a short covering note explaining how the project fits the award criteria.
Boost Charitable Trust
Funding available: Small grants (£500 or less) and large awards (over £500).
Deadlines: Rolling programme.
The Trust supports charities or non-profit making organisations with a focus on sport. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through sport.
For more information, click here.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer encourages exercise.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Funding available: Bikes / trikes usually with a value of up to £600.
Deadlines: See website for details.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer is to primarily encourage exercise and activity for the child surviving cancer, therefore they ask that the bikes are appropriate to their age and intended use.
Bikes are available to children and young people who have been diagnosed with any cancer up to and including the age of 18. This can include their siblings (18 and under), while parents can also apply in certain circumstances. In all cases it needs to be shown that provision of additional cycles will encourage the applicant to use their cycle more.
The bike awards are made through their preferred suppliers Dawes Cycles and Frog Bikes. Contact them before applying if you need a specially adapted bike or trike. Bikes are usually provided within six to eight weeks. Click here for full details.
National Association for Bikers with a Disability Supporting Disabled Bikers
The NABD was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, sidecar outfits, trikes or quad-cycles.
The initial project was to find a way to adapt a motorcycle for a rider who had suffered the amputation of his lower left leg in an accident. A fund raising party was organised and publicised locally and this prompted several other disabled people to contact the group asking whether it was possible for them also to ride specially adapted motorcycles.
Within 12 months the NABD had just over 100 members and had helped three disabled people to adapt motorcycles and ride them independently. In those early days each adaptation had to be designed from scratch, and many engineering problems had to be solved.
From this humble beginning the NABD was soon to become the world leader in the field of motorcycling for people with disabilities.
The membership of the NABD has now grown to a staggering 9,000+ individual members with the support an ever-growing number of affiliated clubs and businesses. Since its inception, the NABD has directly helped over eleven thousand disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling.
The NABD operates a system of financial grants to help with the cost of special adaptation work to motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/sidecar combinations and trikes; necessary to suit the needs of disabled riders.
These grants range from £250.00 to £2,000.00, dependent on the type of machine and the particular requirements of the rider.
Grants are awarded on a case by case basis by the management committee of the charity. More often than not, these grants are paid directly to the engineers who have been commissioned by the grant applicant to carry-out the adaptation work. Where adaptation kits or specialist components are involved the NABD will often order these direct from the manufacturers at discounted prices and supply them to the grant applicant or directly to their chosen engineer.
Where necessary the NABD can also provide grants to adapt motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/sidecar combinations and trikes to suit the needs of pillion passengers with disabilities.
The NADB have a number of 'learner legal' (125cc) motorcycles and scooters which are adapted to suit various disabilities. These machines are loaned to disabled riders free of charge (delivery/collection fee applies) for the purposes of CBT, on-road training and tests. These learner/loaner motorcycles are in frequent use and many disabled people benefit from them each year.
Adapted learner/loaner machines are also made available at the NADB office in Manchester for people to try-out the adapted controls if they are unsure of the type of control adaptations that may best suit their own needs. They also have two trikes that are adapted to full hand controls, suitable for most wheelchair users, which people can try-out before having a trike built or adapted for themselves.
NB. The adapted NABD trikes are not part of the learner/loaner scheme and are never loaned to anybody for any purpose other than (accompanied) assessments.
The NABD offers and advice for disabled people on all aspects of motorcycling and related issues including; adaptations to mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/sidecar combinations, trikes and quad-cycles, insurance, licensing, trike riding, VAT exemptions for disabled riders, legal issues, rider training, adaptations to protective clothing and safety equipment; and any other issues relating to motorcycling for people with disabilities.
If you are interested in their grant funding programme, Initially you will need to phone (0844 415 4849), write, or email to get a grant application form and information pack.