The Fund is open to anyone who has acquired a spinal cord injury within the past five years. You are able to apply for any money for any equipment or activities to help you stay active, get active, or help you achieve your sporting potential. The funding has been made available through the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights, in association with National Tyre Distributors Association.
Most grants made will be in the range of £100 to £1,000. Examples of grants made in previous rounds include contributions to purchasing your own sports wheelchair, shooting equipment (rifles, pistols etc.) and archery equipment. Other grants have included contributions to tennis lessons, travel expenses to help you get to training sessions or competitions as well as competition entry fees.
Applicants applying for part-funding should remember that funds will only be paid when the full balance is raised. Please bear in mind your other funding sources and your ability to raise the total amount before making an application. Our preference is to help individuals in the final stages of meeting their funding target, or to make grants to purchase an item outright.
Individuals applying must have acquired a spinal cord injury within the past five years. Applicants must provide contact details of a referee. Referees are usually physiotherapists, occupational therapists, WheelPower's Physical Activity Advisors or another professional related to the activity you are interested in. Applicants must be UK residents. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please return your applications by email to email@example.com.
Please note that we are unable to accept postal applications at this time.