Disabled holidays can be expensive; however, the cost of travel should never outweigh the benefits of a good holiday. At Limitless Travel, we believe that holidays are so much more than a break from day to day life. A holiday can be a powerful thing; a chance to reflect, an opportunity to explore, or even simply a time to relax. Holidays are important, and it is our strong belief that everyone should be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday. This article contains information about how you can access disabled holiday grants to help fund your holiday.

 

Disabled Holiday Grants – Where to Start

A simple google search will return thousands of results that claim to offer disabled holidays grants. It can be time consuming and tedious to sift through all of the related sites, and even when you find something suitable there will be lengthy forms to fill in. If you are looking for help to fund an accessible disabled holiday, the best place to start is your local council. They will be able to let you know if there is any disabled holiday funding available to you, and what you need to do to apply for it. Please note that not all councils will be able to offer disabled holiday grants, and that this method is only suggested as a first port of call. If there is nothing available through your local council, they might be able to point you in the right direction.

Respite Holiday Grants

See below for information about some of the organizations which provide disabled holiday funding for people requiring recuperative or respite holiday grants:

 

The Cavendish Spenser Trust

The Cavendish Spenser Trust is a charity dedicated to providing respite holiday grants for adults with severe physical disabilities as a result of neurological or neuromuscular conditions.

 

The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

The FLAIST provides respite holiday grants to people who are ill, convalescent, or disabled.

 

The Victoria Convalescent Trust

The VCT provides respite holiday grants to people living in England and Wales to cover the costs of short breaks for the purpose of convalescence, recuperative, and respite care for people in need. Applications need to be made by a qualified health or social care professional.

 

The Act Foundation

ACT provides grants to people living in the UK who have a physical or mental disability, or people who are elderly, to enhance their quality of life. This can sometimes be out towards respite holidays.

 

Grants for Disabled Holidays 

https://www.3hfund.org.uk

3H provide grants specifically for people with physical and/or mentally disabled people on a low income, their family, and carers. Contact them to find out if you are eligible, and to see what you might be entitled to.

 

Online Help

The Disability Grants website is a mine of information and can be very helpful in your search for disabled holiday funding. Visit https://www.disability-grants.org/holiday-grants.html to see if you are eligible.

 

You can also use the Turn 2 Us website:

https://www.turn2us.org.uk

Use the search engine to find out what disability grants you are eligible for based on your age, postcode, and occupation. Bear in mind that you will be able to give more information over the telephone than you can over the internet, so the person you are talking to will have all of the relevant information.

 

Charities

In some cases, certain charities may be able to help cover some of the costs involved with a disabled holiday. Be aware that charities receive hundreds of thousands of requests for funding help each year, so make sure that your application contains details of your disability or condition, the last time you went on holiday, and what the disability grant will go towards. It is important to emphasize that you have specific requirements which increase the cost of your holiday by comparison to someone who does not have a disability.

 

You Application

When applying for disabled holiday grants, be sure to leave plenty of time in between your application date, and the date of your departure. It can take a very long time to finalize grants, and there may be lots of back and forth communications in the run up to receiving the grant. Include the specifics of your condition or disability. It is advisable to send applications to more than one organization at a time, so that you have a range of options. And remember, sadly not all of the applications will be accepted. Once you have received your grant, the only thing left to do is look forward to a fantastic, fully accessible and disabled friendly holiday. Limitless Travel wish you a very successful search and application process, and hope to welcome you onto one of our accessible disabled holidays very soon.

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