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For those with disabilities or mobility needs but with financial limitations there are several UK organisations that can help financially with the purchase of equipment including electric scooters and powered wheelchairs. These are usually in the form of a grant for either the partial or full cost of the mobility or other equipment needed. Many of the organisations that give these mobility grants specialise in particular disabilities or needs. For example if you had a spinal injury, then the 'Aspire Human Needs Fund' would be the best organisation to help with a grant. There are other organisations that specialise in adaptations, children or over 65's, while some are more generalised.

Below is the Mobility UK list of the main grant giving organisations, but there are also many more smaller localised grant organisations throughout the UK. You may find them with maybe a call to Citizens Advice or a quick search on Google for something like "mobility disability grants in 'your town'"

The ACT Foundation ACT's grants generally fall into the following areas: building (funding modifications such as stairlifts, bathroom adaptations and vehicle adaptations), equipment (provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living) and financial assistance towards the cost of respite breaks.
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Action for Kids Action For Kids is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. They help disabled children, young people, their parents and carers in three main ways: by providing mobility aids, work related learning and by offering family support services.
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Aspire Aspire supports people with spinal Cord injuries in the UK. Through it's Human Needs Fund it is able to offer funding for specialist equipment not available from statutory services such as lightweight wheelchairs, powered chairs, electronic page turners and assistive technology equipment. Applications for medical equipment will require support from an appropriate health professional.
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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2016.
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Caudwell Children Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.
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Cerebra for children Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
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Child Brain Injury Trust The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.
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The Hope Foundation The Hope Foundation aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty. They provide funding for anything (with a few exceptions) that will benefit the child such as medical equipment, computers, holidays and days out.
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Children's Today Children's Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.
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Cyclists Fighting Cancer Cyclists Fighting Cancer - Enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support. Enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.
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Downs Syndrome Association Downs Syndrome Association - Helping People with Downs Syndrome. Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down's syndrome to ALL who need it.
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Dreams Come True Dreams Come True is a children's charity serving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our mission is quite simply to bring joy to terminally and seriously ill children and young people across the country by making their dreams come true.
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Family Action Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. Operating since 1869, and now works with over 45,000 families through around 120 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.
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Family Fund Family Fund - We are the UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
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The Glasspool Trust The Glasspool Trust is one of the few national charities making grants to individuals which has no restrictions on the type of beneficiary. We do not accept applications from individuals directly. We believe our grants are most effective through working with front-line advice and social care agencies that provide a package of support.
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Independence at Home Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.
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Lifeline 4 kids Lifeline 4 kids provides essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children (0-18 years) with disabilities and special needs. They provide the full spectrum of specialised equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and varying items including specialised computers. They are also one of the only UK charities prepared to help a special needs child from a low-income family with essential smaller items such as shoes, clothing, bedding and specialist toys.
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Make-A-Wish Foundation Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity with a single purpose - we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.
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Mencap (Amenity Fund) Mencap (Amenity Fund) Working in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.
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The Multiple Sclerosis Society The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides help and guidance on obtaining grants and financial aid from charitable and statutory funds. The MS Society branches can support individuals with financial help towards equipment, adaptations to the home and car, and top up funding for respite breaks.
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The Joseph Patrick Trust The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) is the welfare trust of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Providing financial support towards specialist equipment to help promote mobility and independence for people with muscular dystrophy, or a related muscle disease. Powered wheelchairs, adapted computers and electric beds. The grants cover pieces of equipment that the health and social services do not provide, but which are still vital for maintaining independence and quality of life.
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Newlife Foundation Newlife Foundation - Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. Since that time we have become, through our work, the specialists for disabled children.
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Payback Foundation Payback Foundation. Ceridian wanted to find a way to ‘pay back' into the local community and in 1997 created its own registered charity, the PayBack Foundation. Since its creation over £400,000 has been granted and hundreds of children provided with much needed support.
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React - Rapid Effective Assistance React - Rapid Effective Assistance - a charity working to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. They supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.
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SF Charity SF Charity. The SF Fund provides financial support for disabled individuals of all ages for both equipment and services that make a significant difference to their lives. They are able to fund items such as trikes, powered wheelchairs, AAC communicators, computers, adjustable beds and mobility scooters. The fund operates in the Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and London.
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Shine a Registered charity Shine charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.
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Strongbones Children's Charitable Trust Strongbones Children's Charitable Trust - S.C.C.T. is a national charity set up to help alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis, and all other conditions of the bone.
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True Colours True Colours Operates a small grant programme to support small local organisations and projects that help disabled children and their families. Provides one-off grants up to £10,000. Hydrotherapy pools, Multi sensory rooms, Mini buses, Young carers projects, Sibling projects, Bereavement support.
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Variety Club Childrens Charity Variety Club Childrens Charity are an amazing charity who since 1988 have provided over 3700 mobility aids to children and young people across the UK including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs and buggies.
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Wheels for Martin's Friends Wheels for Martin's Friends (South Cambridgeshires areas). Helping people of all ages with their disabilities. If you require help and have been unable to obtain funds from the NHS or do not have the funds yourself to buy the equipment required, they will do everything to help if they can.
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