Definition: Financial assistance, often specifically directed towards, and restricted to, the purpose for which the grant was established.
Service descriptions mentioning the term
Financial aid - (Behcet's Syndrome Society)Service
The Society will provide grants
to help people who are in hardship because of Behçet's disease. To provide a grant, evidence of the amount needed must be provided. Examples of claims which might be funded include prepayment certificate for drugs, help with travel
to hospital, household bills, help towards computer with reading aids/voice recognition
if you are visually impaired
, or aids/other equipment not available on the NHS to help if you are disabled
Eyeless Trust grants - (The Eyeless Trust (merged with Royal Blind Society))Service
The Eyeless Trust offers modest grants
for families and children
. These are arranged through The Family Support Worker, and each year a large number of families benefit for a wide range of needs. Grants can be used for practical help, recreational activities and holidays
Ceredigion Association provide some grants
to visually impaired
people. To be eligible you must have serious and uncorrectable visual impairments, and have been referred to the Association by the Rehabilitation
Officer in Ceredigion Social Services.
RAB grants - (Radnorshire Association for the Blind)Service
Radnorshire Association offer grants
to Radnorshire residents to help towards the cost of equipment to help people with a visual impairment
Grants from RBS - (Royal Blind Society)ServiceGrants
can be made to blind & vi
people on low incomes. Examples of how they can be used are:
IT equipment; reading and literacy aids ; to help pay household bills; to fund work-related training
; to buy specialist medical
equipment such as thick-lens spectacles; to provide daily living
aids such as a washing machine with Braille
controls; to meet emergencies and unforeseen needs.
are offered to anyone with a permanent and uncorrectable eye condition, living in Breconshire to help pay for equipment, services, training
, education and experiences (such as holidays
). Applications are welcome from the visually impaired
, their families and carer
Grants from MACS - (Micro and Anopthalmic Children's Society (MACS) )Service
MACS gives grants
to cover the cost of activities or equipment needed by children
born without eyes, or with under-developed eyes. You must have been a member of MACS for at least 6 month to apply.
to the families of disabled children
and young people
who meet certain criteria. The grants can be used for essential items such as washing machines, fridge-freezers, family breaks, clothing and bedding as well as contributions to hospital visiting costs. They also help with tablets, laptops and sensory toys.
Provide some grants
to blind people living in the Swansea area.
to empower and enable future generations of people who are blind and partially sighted to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations whatever they may be. Applicants in receipt of means-tested benefits will be given priority. They are happy to consider applications for specialist software, equipment and specialist training
in the use of access technology