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    • zzzLazyDaisy
    • By zzzLazyDaisy 15th Oct 08, 5:38 PM
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    Also for parents of a severely ill or disabled child the Family Fund gives grants to help with various things including holidays, washing machines and leisure activities.

    There are income and savings limits, but as far as I know they are not restricted to people on means tested benefits (a friend has had a grant recently for her very poorly child, and her husband works).


    http://www.familyfund.org.uk/
    • icecoolbabe
    • By icecoolbabe 15th Oct 08, 5:57 PM
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    The following link has lots of useful info regarding funding for repairs and adaptations -

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/Planning/GrantsFundsAndStandards/DG_4001408
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    • allydowd
    • By allydowd 16th Oct 08, 8:49 PM
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    Deaf/HoH people can get advice from:

    http://www.rnid.org.uk

    http://www.bda.org.uk

    http://www.ndcs.org.uk

    http://www.hearingconcern.com

    http://www.royaldeaf.org.uk

    http://www.jewishdeaf.org.uk
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    • Horace
    • By Horace 16th Oct 08, 9:32 PM
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    Here's one that gives grants if you are a biker or want to be a biker - they give grants to adapt motorbikes (no tittering in the backrow please - these are a great bunch of guys and gals who have taught me a lot).

    www.nabd.org.uk
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    • zzzLazyDaisy
    • By zzzLazyDaisy 16th Oct 08, 10:09 PM
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    Does anyone know of any organisation that gives grants for disabled cyclists?

    I'd love to get back out on my bike, but I need a recumbent trike - they are horrendously expensive, way out of my price range
    • hilstep2000
    • By hilstep2000 17th Oct 08, 6:27 AM
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    The Motor Neurone Association gives grants for rise and fall chairs.
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    zzzLazyDaisy, great idea for a thread, and it would be really useful to organise the links in the first thread...would you be up for this? (I'm thinking from your username you wouldn't be able to?)
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    • zzzLazyDaisy
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    The Motor Neurone Association gives grants for rise and fall chairs.
    Originally posted by hilstep2000

    Hi Hilstep, thanks for this. Can you supply a link please? (I have googled but can't put my finger on it!)

    Thanks

    Daisy x
    • zzzLazyDaisy
    • By zzzLazyDaisy 17th Oct 08, 9:14 AM
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    zzzLazyDaisy, great idea for a thread, and it would be really useful to organise the links in the first thread...would you be up for this? (I'm thinking from your username you wouldn't be able to?)
    From a fellow ZZZZZZer
    Originally posted by bails
    Good idea! 'tis done!

    xx
    • Horace
    • By Horace 18th Oct 08, 11:49 AM
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    Daisy. I have another place for grants etc that is for people at work, be they self employed or otherwise. It is also something that isnt shouted from the rooftops either and that is Access to Work.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/WorkSchemesAndProgrammes/DG_4000347

    If you have started a new job then you contact Access to Work who will fund the full cost of the adjustments but only during the first 6 weeks of new employment thereafter the employer has to make a contribution.

    Also if you look on the site above and you are a longterm unemployed disabled person then you can go on a residential training course.
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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 18th Oct 08, 8:42 PM
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  • trying-very-trying
    Does anyone know of any organisation that gives grants for disabled cyclists?

    I'd love to get back out on my bike, but I need a recumbent trike - they are horrendously expensive, way out of my price range
    Originally posted by zzzLazyDaisy
    This is probably way off track, if so forgive me please.

    Does anyone have the recent able magazine?? I can't locate mine at the moment, but in that magazine in the classified ads section, someone was offering a trike for sale. I can't remember all the details, but the guy had built it himself I think, and gave the total costings. I'm sure the ad gave his email address, if so perhaps someone could email him and ask for any advice.
    I've found that cyclers and disabled people generally are two groups who are only too willing to offer assistance and advice to fellow members, where they can.

    I do hope someone can find their copy of this magazine and furnish us with more details:confused:

    Edit, Sorry, I should have posted this on the trike specific thread, can the moderator please move it for me. Thanks.
    Last edited by trying-very-trying; 20-10-2008 at 2:20 PM. Reason: Posted on wrong thread.
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  • jonjon10
    Support for disabled people wanting to go self employed
    Daisy. I have another place for grants etc that is for people at work, be they self employed or otherwise. It is also something that isn't shouted from the rooftops either and that is Access to Work.
    Originally posted by Horace
    I run a blog called Disability Means Business which has some useful posts on Access to Work and how a disabled entrepreneur can apply for specialist equipment or even a support worker. They is also information on how to get grants for your business and government schemes which financially support you until your business is up and running.
  • judithm
    Want to learn to Fly??
    There is a wonderful organisation Flying scholarships for the disabled who pay for disabled people to learn to fly. I went out to South Africa a couple of years ago - and had 6 weeks worth of flying lessons. If you can drive a car - you can fly a plane. Here is their web link http://fsduk.org/index.htm
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