Family Fund


The Family Fund will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family. Families often apply for essential items such as washing machines, but we can also help young people aged 17 and under with grants that have particular meaning to their age group, such as equipment for college.

Due to our limited funding, we are not always able to meet the full cost of every item requested.

All our grants are discretionary and subject to available funding.

Merlins Magic Wand


Merlins Magic Wand welcome applications on behalf of children aged 2-18 with a Serious illness/Long Term illness, disability* or disadvantage, who would benefit from a day out at a Merlin attraction.

Merlin's Magic Wand continues to help more and more children every year but our resources are not unlimited and due to a high demand for tickets we are currently only accepting applications from those families or children we have not previously supported/have not visited us before.

We are sorry if this causes disappointment but our aim is to ensure that the maximum number of eligible children are able to enjoy a day out with us just as so many have already done.

This will be under review and should the situation change we will advise you of this on our website.

The Boparan


The Boparan Charitable Trust was set up with the sole purpose of helping as many children and young people across the nation who are disadvantaged either by poverty, disability or terminal illness.

As a charity we take great pride in taking the time to listen, understand and help families who are often forgotten about or neglected by the health and social systems.

We work at grass roots level and provide financial grants for key items to help create solutions for a better, happier life; however we believe our charity can grow and do so much more.

  • The Government have a target of eradicating child poverty – we fully support this and want to help more in deprived areas
  • Work with social services and professional bodies to provide outreach programmes for children with disabilities
  • Work with vulnerable children and young people to create a better future. Work with more hospitals and support workers to provide the best standard of care for sick children
  • Help make educational recreation more accessible to children in deprived communities.



Variety In the UK there are more than 1.3 million disabled children and young people and nearly four million children living in poverty.

Variety, the Children’s Charity exists to improve the lives of these children.

We provide practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to children, young people, parents, siblings and teachers.

Blessing in Disguise


Blessing in Disguise children’s charity actively raises funds through events and through the kind generosity of it's donors, support from the community and local and national businesses.

This enables us to provide a range of essential and special needs equipment, planned activities and providing a range of life enhancing experiences, via it's free service, helping to significantly improve the quality of life, encouraging social and recreational opportunities, creating many treasured memories to share with family and loved ones for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Zebras Recreation Fund

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Zebras Recreation Fund was launched in January 2018.

The charity provides recreational funding to people living with disabilities, and those who have undiagnosed conditions that limit their daily life. The funding will give people the chance to access leisure facilities and recreation where they want and in their own free time. The funding can be put towards a family holiday or short break. The funding is available to disabled children and adults throughout the UK.

The Elifar Foundation


The Elifar Foundation is a charity run almost entirely by volunteers. It aims to help improve the quality of life mainly of profoundly disabled children and young adults. They fund the purchase of a wide range of specialised equipment, therapies and respite, which would otherwise be unavailable because of a lack of funds or because there is no statutory provision.

Childrens Hope Foundation

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The Children’s Hope Foundation offer support to buy medical equipment, computers for educational purposes and days out.

Caudwell Children


Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and their Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.

Carers Trust

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The Carers Trust believe that by supporting the people who care for others they can have better lives too. They provide a range of advice and practical services across the whole of the UK, as well as access for carers holiday etc.


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Whizz-Kidz provides essential mobility equipment, such as powered or manual wheelchairs, and recreational equipment, such as trikes, that are customised to meet individual children’s needs. The service ensures that children get the right mobility equipment, advice and training at the right time. The wheelchair training programme includes improving the use of your wheelchair, new wheelchair skills and road safety awareness.