Variety provides grant funding for essential specialist equipment for children. When statutory funding cannot adequately meet a child's needs Variety is there to help.
We provide funding for manual, powered and sports wheelchairs, car seats, profile beds, sensory aids, bathing equipment, orthopaedic seating, hoists, in-home lifts, communication devices, walkers, sleep systems, eating assists and much more. Applicants must be aged 0 - 18, permanently resident in the UK, have a recognised disability or long term health condition and be unable to afford the equipment themselves. We accept applications throughout the year.
We also provide specially adapted, accessible transport in the form of our Sunshine Coaches to schools and organisations which predominantly work with children and young people as well as equipment grants for sensory rooms, inclusive play equipment and assistive technology.
Through our Great Days Out Programme we provide memorable experiences in the form of day trips for around 20,000 disabled and disadvantaged children each year. The scheme is run through schools and children's groups and provides fun opportunities for physical, emotional and social development.