The Following Criteria Applies To All New Applications As Of 1st December 2017
- We donate funds to children suffering from arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease, bone cancer and all other conditions of the bone. Applicants must be under the age of 21.
- Our grant scheme for individuals is only available for disability equipment, manual wheelchairs, smart home technology, supportive seating and trikes. Applications will be assessed at periodic meetings by a panel consisting of trustees, parent ambassadors and our grants officer . Emergency grants will be tabled as needed.
- All applications must be enclosed with an official document from a hospital or other medical body detailing your child’s medical condition.
- up to a maximum of 70% of the cost of equipment will be provided. Payment will be made of our agreed pledged amount direct to the supplier once the balance has been raised.
- All grants can only be made to the supplier direct or a social workers patient/client account. The equipment will be delivered to you .
- Medical professional/social workers can supply the grant information on headed paper instead of a charity application form.
- All manual wheelchairs and supported seating must be accompanied with a quote and the endorsement of a occupational therapist stating postural requirements and that the requested item will be an improvement on current equipment the child has .
- FINANCIAL INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL (This enables us to ensure help is going to those who need it most. Financial details are kept completely confidential). Please note : applications are means tested and assessed on financial income.
- Repeat applicants can only reapply after 18 months has elapsed since your last grant unless the child is terminal or under exceptional circumstances.
- All grants must be followed up with a photo and brief report within six months of purchase to allow us to continue to monitor the outcomes of the grant process
- All applications will not be successful and the trustees decision is final.