How We Can Help
Yorkshire Children’s Charity is needs led. That means we exist solely to help the children who need us: those who are at a disadvantage in life due to disability, ill health, or financial circumstance.
Every child needs to be comfortable and supported in their environment in order to reach their own, unique potential. To nurture this, certain specialist equipment is vital.
We understand how tough and costly it can be caring for a child with additional needs, and want to do all we can to make life easier for families across Yorkshire.
That’s why, at Yorkshire Children’s Charity, we support families across the region, like yours, who need a grant for specialist equipment.
Play and leisure are important. But we also recognise the difference practical amenities, such as specialist baths and hoists, make to a child and their family. So however big, or small, your request might be, we will do all we can to help. If it matters to you, it matters to us.
Non-profit organisations, schools, nurseries, youth clubs, sports clubs, self-help groups and voluntary groups are the foundations of many of Yorkshire’s communities. They play a significant role in influencing a child’s development, helping to shape values and set expectations, and provide a vital support network for young people and their families.
Through our community of volunteers, we want to understand the struggles faced by the vulnerable children and young people in your care, and help wherever we can.
To do that, we encourage our volunteers to ‘GO MAD’ (Go Out And Make A Difference) to schools and communities across Yorkshire. It is through The School Network that we learn where to direct our resource. Our volunteers will work with you and your school to provide practical, tangible support to benefit those who need our help most.
You sign up to The School Network, using the link at the bottom of the page.
We introduce you to one of our amazing volunteers, who will become your point of contact.
Twice a year, we ask you to fill in a short questionnaire to highlight the social and economic challenges your school and local community face. This helps us to understand how we can help.
As a member of The School Network, you will be eligible to benefit from fundraising campaigns, such as our winter shoes and coats appeal.
Your point of contact can help you to apply to Yorkshire Children’s Charity for funding, and will champion any projects or causes that require support.
You have access to, and will be given priority booking for, our Schools Out events.
A wheelchair offers lifechanging benefits: independence, liberation, and the opportunity for children and young people to engage with the world around them.
When you consider a wheelchair’s incredible physical and mental benefits, affording one should be as accessible as the equipment itself. However, wheelchairs are expensive, and often beyond the financial limits of families. This is where Yorkshire Children’s Charity help, providing wheelchair grants to families across the Yorkshire region.
Yorkshire Children’s Charity can part or fully fund a wheelchair that is unavailable through the local authority. To meet the different needs of all the children and young people we support, we welcome all types of applications, from beach, sports and all-terrain wheelchairs to manual and powered chairs.
Every disabled child has the right to a fun and fulfilled life. We’ll help them begin their journey with a wheelchair grant from Yorkshire Children’s Charity.
This includes hosting four flagship fun days for children who are at a disadvantage in life due to disability, ill health, or financial circumstance. Schools Out days give these children the opportunity to enjoy, explore and engage in the world around them, and be what children should be; carefree.
The smallest things in life can make the biggest difference, especially when your family is facing financial hardship. That’s why Yorkshire Children’s Charity provides grants of up to £200 per child to help cover both the niceties and the necessities that come with having children.
Just like you, we want your children to have happy, enriched childhoods, filled with memories and opportunities. But we know it can be tough at times, even when you’re trying your very best. Let us take away some of the pressure and ask a representative at your child’s school to recommend you for funding.
All children have the right to the very best education, and school facilities have a big part to play. Yet at Yorkshire Children’s Charity we’ve experienced, first-hand, the outdated, insufficient and inadequate facilities at many of our region’s SILC and SEND Schools. The Yorkshire Big Build iniative is designed to change just that. Through this scheme, we’ll be able to deliver state-of-the-art school facilities, creating environments where staff feel re-energised to teach and children are excited to learn.
The Yorkshire Big Build is an initiative that is widely recognised by the Yorkshire commercial and residential property sector. It’s also supported by many of the region’s building contractors and suppliers, both large and small. We rely on people in professional services, such as architects, quantity surveyors and project managers, to lend their time to deliver projects, from design to execution. Working together, we create brighter futures for the children of today and give back to our communities.
The Yorkshire Big Build projects are often determined by the location of our partners and contractors. Therefore, we are unfortunately unable to accept applications from all schools. If you feel your school would benefit from a Yorkshire Big Build then get in touch and we’ll keep your details on file if we find a suitable contractor.
Alternatively, if you work in the Yorkshire property industry and would like to lend your services to a Yorkshire Big Build, please email us.