Challenger Children’s Fund

Grants for children and young people aged under 18 who live in Scotland and have a physical disability of the musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory system of the body. A high rate for DLA mobility would generally be looked for when considering applications.

Grants of up to £500 can be made towards anything that is not provided by statutory sources. For example clothing, apparatus, equipment, travel, household appliances, furniture, adaptations to home or garden all of which should directly benefit the child.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Grants for children and young people aged under 18 who live in Scotland and have a physical disability of the musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory system of the body. A high rate for DLA mobility would generally be looked for when considering applications.

We regret that the following examples on their own do not meet the criteria of the Fund: mental health conditions, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, development delay, Down’s Syndrome, autism, visual or hearing impairment, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, HIV, back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, if these conditions are associated with a physical disability, then they will be considered.

Grants cannot be made retrospectively.

How to apply?

Individuals should not apply directly. A sponsor must make the application on behalf of the person. A sponsor might be:

  • social workers
  • GPs
  • health visitors
  • district nurses
  • and other relevant support organisations

Trainee workers and community care assistants may also apply, but a qualified person must countersign the application.

The sponsor can download an application form from the Challenger Children's Fund website

Meetings are held approximately every 8-10 weeks. 

A sponsor can apply on behalf of the same person once within a 12 month period.

Contact details

Challenger Children's Fund,
Suite 353, 44/46 Morningside Road
Edinburgh
EH10 4BF
Telephone: 07531 580414
Email: info@ccfscotland.org
Web: http://www.ccfscotland.org

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