Bowel Cancer UK



Telephone: 020 7940 1760. We’re open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Address: Bowel Cancer UK, Unit 202, Edinburgh House,170 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5DP

We provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer and we’re here for you at every step. We also educate the public and professionals about the disease. We run training, workshops and study days for healthcare professionals and have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks across the UK.

We campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. We’re leading change for younger bowel cancer patients, campaigning to improve survival and quality of life for those with advanced bowel cancer and working to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people are getting the right test at the right time.

Our research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of our research programme ensuring they can help shape the future of bowel cancer research. We are committed to funding research that improves the prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease. 

We run training, workshops and study days for healthcare professionals. We also have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks to workplaces and community groups across the UK, spreading the word about symptoms, risk factors and bowel cancer screening.

On this website page you will find out more about our work includin The bowel cancer screening programme is run by the NHS. Please contact your local screening service for more information:

  • England: 0800 707 60 60
  • Northern Ireland: 0800 015 2514
  • Scotland: 0800 0121 833
  • Wales: 0800 294 3370

Find us on Facebook @bowelcanceruk and Twitter @bowelcanceruk

Registered charity number (England and Wales) 1071038 Scottish charity number SC040914

Variety, the Children’s Charity



Telephone: 020 7428 8100

Address: Head Office-Variety, the Children’s Charity, Variety House, 93 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AG

Address: Regional Office-Variety Midlands, Pacific House, Relay Point, Wilencote, Tamworth B77 5PA

Telephone-Regional 07947 803088

We improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. Variety provides coaches and bespoke wheelchairs, specialist, sensory and recreational equipment for use in the home, school, children’s hospitals and youth centres and creates memorable experiences through “Variety Great Days Out”.


Find us on Face Book @VarietyGB and Twitter @VarietyGB

Registered Charity Number England and Wales (209259) and Scotland (SC038505)

Boparan Charitable Trust (The)



Application Enquires Email:

Contact Form:

Telephone: 0121 214 9364

Address: The Boparan Charitable Trust, Colmore Court,,9 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BJ

Changing the lives of children across the UK with disabilities, life-limiting conditions or in extreme poverty. We help children across the UK.

Set up in 2009, we have undergone massive transformation, priding ourselves on being one of the country’s most efficient charities. Our streamlined application process means that once fully completed applications are received, they are individually reviewed within a 14 day period, by our specialist board and Trustees, allowing us to reach out to those children most in need of our help and support.

Every family receives a personalized response from the Trust following the outcome of its review. One thing for certain the Boparan Charitable Trust, might be a relatively young charity but with its efficiencies and big heart, we hope to make a difference to children’s lives in the UK.

We help fund: Powered & Manual Wheelchairs Specialist Trikes (up to £1,500) Specialist Buggies & Pushchairs Specialist Car Seats Walkers & Standing Frame Sensory Toys (up to £1,000) Specialist Baths Hoists White Goods Food & Clothing Vouchers P Pod Chairs Tough Furniture Beds Therapies (including Speech & Language, Occupations Therapy, Food Therapy, Behavioural Therapy)

We do not provide funding for: (unless in exceptional circumstances) Donations to other charities Funeral Services Service or Autism Dogs Trampolines / Trampettes Home adaptations / Renovations Holidays & Short Breaks Legal Costs Warranties Carpets & Flooring Garden Equipment / Sheds & Fencing Reimbursements of Funds Already Paid Out Repayment of Loans Administration or Salary Costs Travelling Costs Accommodation Costs Safe Spaces Toys, Computer Consoles PC’s, Laptops, Tablets (Including iPad) TVs, DVD Players Hot Tubs Sofas / Settees Lease or Purchase of Car Alternative Therapy ABA Therapy Room Hire Private School Fees Non-Medical Body & Face Enhancements

If there is an item you would like funding which is not on either lists, please get in touch and we will be able to tell you if it is something the Trust will potentially fund before you fill out an application form. Email:

Link to Application Form:—2019-pdf.pdf


Find us on Face Book @boparantrust and Twitter @boparantrust

Registered Charity Number 1129992


Shropshire Larder



Telephone: N/A

Address: N/A

This website has been created by Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance. Everyone in Shropshire should have access to healthy and affordable food. On this website you will find information on low cost food, how to eat well, money advice as well as information on what support services are available local to you.

If you need you need emergency food help click here

Find us on Face Book and Twitter


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Severn Trent Trust Fund



Telephone: 0121 355 7766

Address: Severn Trent Trust Fund, FREEPOST RLZE – EABT – SHSA, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TJ

If you just want to apply for help with your water charges, the quickest and easiest way is to go online at

If you want help to reduce your current charges only via the Big Difference Scheme, visit

People unable to meet the cost of water charges and who live in the Severn Trent area can apply for help.

The policy and grant making is overseen by independent Trustees who ensure that the money goes where it is most needed. Day to day management and administration is delegated to our wholly owned subsidiary Auriga Services Ltd who use their expertise to administer other Trusts and to keep costs down.

People unable to meet the cost of water charges and who live in the Severn Trent area can apply for help to us directly and organisations that work in the area of debt advice can also apply for grants.

Watch our video at this link

Severn Trent Trust Fund is an independent grant making trust first set up in 1997.

A registered charity; the Trust is helping people out of poverty and debt – thanks to generous donations by the Midlands based water company, Severn Trent Water Limited. The policy and grant making is overseen by independent Trustees who ensure that the money goes where it is most needed.

For further information on grants click here:


Find us on Face Book @SevernTrentTrustFund and Twitter @STtrustfund

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Snowdon Trust (investing in students who have physical disabilities)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 01403 732 899

Address: Snowdon Trust, Unit 18, Oakhurst Business Park,Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9RT

We provide grants to physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK – in further or higher education or those training towards employment.

Our Grants help cover additional costs that students incur as a result of their disability and where available statutory funding does not cover them. Costs include vital support such as sign language interpreters, people to take notes, computers, specialist software, wheelchairs or special accommodation and equipment.

About 100 grants are awarded each year, ranging from £250 to £3,000. Applications are reviewed by our Selection Panel. The panel is made up of both disabled and non-disabled people who have knowledge and understanding of a wide range of disabilities – from sight and hearing impairments to paralysis, cerebral palsy, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, joint and bone diseases and lupus.

Besides giving financial grants, the trust also takes an active interest in individuals, offering encouragement to students during their studies and beyond.

To apply for a grant click here


Find us on Face Book @SnowdonTrust and Twitter @SnowdonTrust

 Registered Charity Number 282754

Disabled Sailing Association (The)



Telephone: 01803 408886

Address: DSA, Morden House, Warren Road, Torquay Devon TQ2 5TU

The Disabled Sailing Association is a Torquay-based sailing charity, run for the disabled, by the disabled.

Our aim is, wherever possible,  to give everybody, no matter what their disability, the opportunity to enjoy the experience of seagoing sailing in a safe and pleasurable environment, and to encourage them to be involved in an activity that many believe they are excluded from. 

Our objective is to provide the fun and freedom of sailing at sea on one of our specially modified, modern sailing yachts for all disabled people, their family and carers.

Our trips range from local cruising of about three to four hours around Torbay, up to longer coastal and cross-channel passages, including overnight stays aboard for the more adventurous.

The Disabled Sailing Association (DSA) is an ‘RYA Sailability’ affiliated and approved organisation. We were  established as a charity in 2005 by six disabled people who loved sailing at sea and wished to encourage and provide the opportunity to others with a disability to enjoy sailing.

We are a non-profit making organisation, fully reliant on external funding, donations and voluntary contributions. Today, individual membership stands at over two hundred, excluding the care centres, rehabilitation centres, respite and day centres who use our facilities regularly.

We have been able to provide sailing for all ages from 4 to 104 (!) years and through the whole range of disabilities which include blind, deaf blind, learning difficulties, chronic illness and people who are confined to their wheelchairs.

Both our current boats fully comply with the required RNLI sea safety checks and recommendations and are specially adapted for people with a range of disabilities. Wheelchair access is provided via a specially designed ramp makes them accessible for those who have very limited mobility.

Enjoying the fun and freedom of being at sea, handling the boat and the social company of working together in a small team builds confidence, friendships and social skills. As an outdoor activity it promotes a healthier lifestyle and freedom from the usual four walls.

You can join the DSA either as a Member, Associate Member or Supporter. 

Any person with a disability can join and sail as a Member. They are supported on the boats by our crews who are all volunteers and  Associate members. Our Supporters are people interested in the work of the DSA and help out with vital shore-based support.



Find us on Face Book @disabledsailing and Twitter @dsatorbay 

Registered Charity Number 1113330

FirstStop Advice



Contact Form:   

Telephone: Adviceline 0800 377 7070 

Address: Elderley Accommodation Council, 3rd Floor, 89, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7PT 

FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options for later life.

The service is provided by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with a number of other national and local organisations, and brings together a wealth of expertise to help older people explore the options and choices open to them. We can provide specialist help on any aspect of care, support or housing for elderly people, including financial issues as well as statutory rights and entitlements.

A growing network of affiliated FirstStop Local services bring additional local knowledge, and in many cases can offer face-to-face advice including home visits. It is therefore our aim to now work closely with national and local partners who want to further develop the FirstStop model.

Find us on Twitter @EACFirstStop


Fish Insurance (specialist insurers for pre-existing medical conditions, mobility issues and disabilities)



Contact Form:

Telephone: 0333 331 3770

Address: 12, Sceptre Court, Sceptre Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW 

For over forty years Fish Insurance has been providing specialist insurance in the UK for people with pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities or mobility issues.

Each of our 80,000 policyholders have policies that have been specially designed to meet their unique and specific requirements.

We provide specialist insurance cover for manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, mobility scooters, in-home products such as stair lifts and hoists as well as cover for a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV).

We also provide liability insurance to protect people who employ their own personal assistants in the home. In designing all our policies we work closely not just with our customers, but healthcare professionals, local authorities, mobility and healthcare equipment dealers, charities and our insurers.


Reach (helping children with upper limb differences, live lives without limits)



Telephone:  0845 130 6225 or 020 3478 0100

Address: C/o TEH Pearl Assurance House Brook Street Tavistock PL19 0BN

We are a membership charity that helps children with upper limb differences, live lives without limits. We help children from 0 years to adulthood. We provide bursaries. The Reach Bursary is for members of Reach who are under 25 years and is aimed at helping towards the costs of exciting phases in their lives.We are here to provide resources, support and practical information, share stories and show families just how incredible our children are.


Find us on Face Book @reachcharity and Twitter @ReachCharity

Registered Charity Number 1134544