Grants

Child Brain Injury Trust Emergency Fund 

The Child Brain Injury Trust emergency grant has been set up in response to the corona virus, to support families the Child Brain Injury Trust already support who may have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Families supported by the Child Brain Injury Trust can apply for grants of up to £200 to provide support that cannot be easily accessed by other sources, or by statutory services.

All applications must be authorised by a local ABI Coordinator.

To apply for a Child Brain Injury Trust emergency grant, please download an application form or for more information, please contact office@cbituk.org.

This emergency fund has been a great help to purchase much needed food and electricity. It has gone some way to reduce some of the stress created by Covid.

Thank you so very much for all the support the charity provides.

Anonymous

Mary Radnoti-Dwyer Education Assessment Grant 

Up to £350 towards an education assessment or appeal.

Mary Radnoti–Dwyer was a passionate supporter and trustee of the Child Brain Injury Trust for many years.  She had a natural talent for leading and felt deeply for families and children who are affected by acquired brain injuries through accident or illness.

The Mary Radnoti-Dwyer Education Assessment Grant can be used to help towards the costs of an education assessment which may help towards gaining additional education support. It can provide a one off payment of up to £350 towards a professional report for assessments or appeals to the local authority.

For further information about applying for a Mary Radnoti–Dwyer please contact office@cbituk.org for an application form.

Although one cannot reverse the often lifelong effect these injuries cause, Mary would be pleased to find some small positive step towards finding progress for the child. Through this grant programme, educational assessment is made possible. We think this grant is a direct step forward and a very appropriate remembrance of our sister.

The Dwyer Sisters

Give a Child a Chance – The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Small Grants Programme

Up to £125 towards a social activity for siblings and children with a ABI.

This grant is available to any family supported by the Child Brain Injury Trust to help with reducing isolation and enabling families to participate in social activities.  The grant can also be used for equipment and items that make life more comfortable for families.

Examples of the type of awards we have made include:

Dance lessons

Family outings

Weighted blankets

Music lessons

Swimming sessions/lessons

Please note we will not pay for contact sport lessons such as kick boxing, trampolines or anything that could lead to someone sustaining a brain injury.

Nieve simply cannot stop smiling about her “super girly” pink chair awarded to her by the Child Brain Injury Trust. Thanks for the ongoing help and support and for making our girl so happy during a difficult time.

Nieve’s Dad (Alan)

Grants from Other Organisations

Below are other organisations that may be able to provide financial assistance following childhood ABI.

Contact a Family produces a list of organisations, which give grants to families with a child with a disability. Many of these specify that applications should be made by a professional on behalf of the family.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk

 

The Family Fund helps families on a low income, caring at home, for a severely disabled or seriously ill child, under the age of 16.
Tel: 0845 130 45 42
www.familyfund.org.uk

 

The Roald Dahl Foundation gives grants of up to £500 to families caring for a child with a neurological condition or to young people up to 25 years of age. Applications should be made by a Social Worker or health professional. Families must be on a low income. Further guidelines https://www.roalddahl.com/blog/2018/april/marvellous-family-grant-helps-evie-jean

 

Children Today provides grants for vital, life-changing and specialised equipment for children and young people with sickness or disabilities across the UK.
https://www.childrentoday.org.uk/apply-now/

Community support

The following societies have branches in many towns across the UK and organise charity fundraising events. They can sometimes help families in their area with specific requests. It might be easier if a different person, such as a health visitor or teacher approaches them.

The Rotary Club www.ribi.org

The Lions www.lions.org.uk

The Round Table www.roundtable.co.uk

Local Trust Funds

In some places there are Charitable Trusts for people of that town, county or parish, who are in need of a helping hand. To find details of these try:

Your CAB (Citizen’s Advice Bureau) www.citizensadvice.org.uk for England, Wales & N Ireland

www.cas.org.uk for Citizens Advice Service Scotland

Community Service Volunteers

Your local library

A local Carers’ Centre

Children’s’ Disability teams through your Local Authority