Thursday, 23 February 2017


The Children Today Charitable Trust provides specialised aids that are designed to improve and enhance the lives of children and young people with disabilities, helping them to become as independent as possible and to reach their potential.
The strategic aims of Children Today are to:
o Raise awareness of the issues affecting children and young people with disabilities and illness;
o Fund equipment and services through grants to individuals;
o Raise and managing funds effectively and with integrity;
o Seek appropriate partnerships to provide equipment and services; and
o Communicate with stakeholders to develop and sustain relationships.
No minimum or maximum grant amount is specified by the Trust.
During the year ending 31 March 2016, the Trust awarded grants totalling £143,975.
Grants are for equipment for individuals only. Groups or schools are not eligible to apply.
Grants are available for the purchase of the following items of specialised equipment:
Electric wheelchairs – individually adapted to give maximum independence;
Walking Aids;
Educational toys – specially designed for children with disabilities;
o Adapted car seats;
Lifting aids to enable movement; and
Posturepedic sleep equipment.
Applications may be made at any time and must be made by the individual, a parent or legal guardian.
Potential applicants are required to contact the Trust prior to making an application to discuss eligibility. 
For further information and details about how to apply, visit the Children Today website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Aydin Djemal
The Children Today Charitable Trust
17B Telford Court
Chestergates Business Park
Tel: 01244 335622
(Source: GRIN)

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