Founded in 1994, Children Today was created to help children and young people with disabilities up to the age of 25 years old across the UK by providing grants for specialised equipment. Often children and young people with disabilities remain excluded from a lifestyle which other people may take for granted. They want to join in and take part in the same sorts of activities or lifestyle, within their capabilities, as other children. They want to gain more independence from their parents as they get older, but are often prevented from doing so.
At Children Today we are proud to support these children and young people by providing grants for equipment including (but not limited to):
- Electric wheelchairs and wheelchair power packs
- Walking aids
- Adapted trikes
- Adapted car seats
- Lifting aids/hoists to enable movement
- Posturepedic sleep equipment / weighted blankets
- Sensory equipment including bubble tubes
- Specialist seating including P Pod support systems
These items and many more specialised aids 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. Please note we don’t currently provide grants for ipads, laptops, holidays, apps or communication aids.
Applications must be for specialised pieces of equipment for individual children (not groups or schools) and must be made by the individual applying, their parent, or legal guardian.
As part of our funding process we release the grant amount awarded directly to the supplier only after the piece of equipment has been safely delivered to the family. Due to this we have a suggested list below of suppliers who are happy to work with us on this basis. If you have a supplier in mind who does not appear here please call our office to discuss.
If you would like to make an application please click here.
Children Today relies entirely on voluntary donations. We receive no funding from the government or NHS. It is donations made by our generous family of supporters which enable us to provide these vital funds for families across the UK.