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    Charity funding for Mobility Scooters

    Using a Mobility Scooter can transform the lives of those with Mobility Challenges, giving back much needed freedom and independence. These “marvellous machines” though are not free, and for some funding one is virtually impossible.
    Having heard about a charity which does offer help to purchase mobility equipment I thought it was worth exploring what other charitable organisations are out there and sharing these with you.

    Margarets Fund
    Founded in 1927 –this fund is for women in ill health, and gives grants for Mobility Scooters, wheelchairs, holidays, clothing etc. You cannot apply directly for funding, this needs to be done via a health professional i.e., doctor, social worker, etc
    http://www.margaretsfund.org/about-us

    The Elifar Foundation
    Primarily for the assistance of children and young adults with physical or learning disability this charity (established in the 70’s) looks to help purchase equipment, respite, and therapies not currently provided for.
    http://www.elifarfoundation.org.uk/about/

    SF Group Charitable Fund for Disabled People
    Established in 2003 the SF Group (the recruitment people) formed a charity funded by employee contributions, company profits and fundraising efforts to help disabled people primarily in the North West, East & West Midlands.
    http://www.sfcharity.co.uk/about.htm

    Elizabeth Finn Care
    Established in 1897 this long standing charity has been helping the poorer in our community for over 100 years. Still actively involved in helping provide advice, and source funding for a wide variety of projects.
    http://www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk/Our_history


    Aftaid – Aid for the aged in distress
    Providing help for the elderly in times of distress, Aftaid provides funding for almost anything need by an elderly person in crisis. Funding has been given for everything from Mobility Scooters to washing machines. Their criteria is that you be over 65 with low income and little or no savings.
    http://www.agedistress.org.uk/home.html

    Independence at Home
    Established in 1965, this charity has worked steadily to help improve independence, comfort, safety, dignity and quality of life for people with long-term illness and disability. Almost a quarter of their grants go towards the purchase of powered wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters to help recover lost independence.
    http://independenceathome.org.uk/er

    Beama Foundation
    Established on 1980 this charity provides grants of up to £250 for electrically operated aids which will increase mobility and independent living.
    Applications must be made through a health professional such as a social worker, or occupational therapist.
    http://www.beama.org.uk/en/companies/beama-foundation.cfm

    The ACT Foundation
    ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).
    http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk/

    Barchester Charitable Foundation
    Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. Providing grants to help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential.
    Their mission is to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
    This year their focus is helping older people (65+) in our community, to improve mobility, independence and quality of life. These applicants receive our highest priority in 2013.
    http://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/Default.aspx

    The Eaton Fund
    Eaton Fund was established to provide grants to artists, nurses, and women, in need of financial assistance due to unforeseen or unexpected changes in their lives.
    http://eaton-fund.co.uk/index.asp

    If you are aware of other charities we have missed please let me know and we will add them to this list.
    If you have any time to spare and could offer voluntary help to any of the organisations below your help would be very much appreciated. Please contact them directly.

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    hello, my name terri, im disabled on full dla i dont drive my husband does so we have a mobility car and cannot afford a mobility scooter we have no savings so cannot afford a scooter, i so want sum lease of life and independance for myself and am in desperate need of a mobility scooter [med/large] i suffer with copd, emphasima, cronic ashma, type1 diabetic i also suffer with an enlarge liver OSTIOPAROSIS and now have nudguls of the lung [cancer] i take medication for all of these illness daily, all i want now is sum indipendance i want to get out and about more make friends go shopping to the doctors, please can you help me with mobility scooter or enlighten me as to who can but i cannot afford to buy one, thankyou so much, terri ditton xx

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    Charity funding for Mobility Scooters

    Hi Terri,

    The charities mentioned may be able to help with funding for a Scooter for you. Some of the charities ask for grants to be requested by health professionals? Do you have a Macmillan nurse or occupational therapist as these would be the best people to talk to first.

    They can apply for a grant for you on your behalf.

    If you don't and want to apply yourself, try independence at home or Elizabeth Finn care first - click on the links shown.
    I hope you manage to secure funding.

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    Mobility trust

    Mobility Trust is a small charity that provides powered wheelchairs and scooters. They do not give grants but if you need a powered wheelchair or scooter and cannot get one through statutory sources or be able to afford to purchase one yourself give them a ring. 01189842588.


    Quote Originally Posted by ukmobilityscooter View Post
    Using a Mobility Scooter can transform the lives of those with Mobility Challenges, giving back much needed freedom and independence. These “marvellous machines” though are not free, and for some funding one is virtually impossible.
    Having heard about a charity which does offer help to purchase mobility equipment I thought it was worth exploring what other charitable organisations are out there and sharing these with you.

    Margarets Fund
    Founded in 1927 –this fund is for women in ill health, and gives grants for Mobility Scooters, wheelchairs, holidays, clothing etc. You cannot apply directly for funding, this needs to be done via a health professional i.e., doctor, social worker, etc
    http://www.margaretsfund.org/about-us

    The Elifar Foundation
    Primarily for the assistance of children and young adults with physical or learning disability this charity (established in the 70’s) looks to help purchase equipment, respite, and therapies not currently provided for.
    http://www.elifarfoundation.org.uk/about/

    SF Group Charitable Fund for Disabled People
    Established in 2003 the SF Group (the recruitment people) formed a charity funded by employee contributions, company profits and fundraising efforts to help disabled people primarily in the North West, East & West Midlands.
    http://www.sfcharity.co.uk/about.htm

    Elizabeth Finn Care
    Established in 1897 this long standing charity has been helping the poorer in our community for over 100 years. Still actively involved in helping provide advice, and source funding for a wide variety of projects.
    http://www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk/Our_history


    Aftaid – Aid for the aged in distress
    Providing help for the elderly in times of distress, Aftaid provides funding for almost anything need by an elderly person in crisis. Funding has been given for everything from Mobility Scooters to washing machines. Their criteria is that you be over 65 with low income and little or no savings.
    http://www.agedistress.org.uk/home.html

    Independence at Home
    Established in 1965, this charity has worked steadily to help improve independence, comfort, safety, dignity and quality of life for people with long-term illness and disability. Almost a quarter of their grants go towards the purchase of powered wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters to help recover lost independence.
    http://independenceathome.org.uk/er

    Beama Foundation
    Established on 1980 this charity provides grants of up to £250 for electrically operated aids which will increase mobility and independent living.
    Applications must be made through a health professional such as a social worker, or occupational therapist.
    http://www.beama.org.uk/en/companies/beama-foundation.cfm

    The ACT Foundation
    ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).
    http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk/

    Barchester Charitable Foundation
    Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. Providing grants to help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential.
    Their mission is to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
    This year their focus is helping older people (65+) in our community, to improve mobility, independence and quality of life. These applicants receive our highest priority in 2013.
    http://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/Default.aspx

    The Eaton Fund
    Eaton Fund was established to provide grants to artists, nurses, and women, in need of financial assistance due to unforeseen or unexpected changes in their lives.
    http://eaton-fund.co.uk/index.asp

    If you are aware of other charities we have missed please let me know and we will add them to this list.
    If you have any time to spare and could offer voluntary help to any of the organisations below your help would be very much appreciated. Please contact them directly.

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    Charity Funding for Mobility Scooters

    Thank you for posting this information, I will add it to the article immediately.

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