Information in the “Grants & Financial Support” Category
Although MASIS is not a grant giving charity, it is receiving numerous enquiries asking for details about organisations who do provide grants or who can supply information about grants which may assist disabled people and their families on a wide range of issues.
We trust that the following websites will be of some help.
Community Care Grants – These have been phased out since 2013 onwards but details of replacement schemes can be found by searching ‘community care’ on www.gov.uk
At Family Fund, we believe that all families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people across the UK should have the same opportunities as others.
Turn2UsTurn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Visit Website
Disabled Drivers VAT Relief
This guidance tells you what you need to know about purchasing adapted vehicles free of VAT if you are a disabled wheelchair user planning to buy an adapted vehicle, or looking to purchase a vehicle on behalf of a wheelchair user.
Please visit the .gov.uk website for further information.Visit Website
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.
You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week.
The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.
Disabled Facilities Grants
You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home.
This grant can be used to widen doors, improve access to areas of your home, adapt heating or lighting controls and much more.
Visit the website for further information.