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What is a disabled holiday grant?

Disabled holidays grants are sums on money that are not required to be repaid. There are a number of organisations in the UK who can provide grants which include charities, trusts and more. Grants typically are given to those who most in need and you have to apply to see if you a legible to receive one.

Can Limitless Travel provide holiday grants?

We at Limitless Travel are proud to organise accessible tours for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer disabled holiday grants but we can offer you some useful advice. Read on to find out the best methods and who to contact to check if you are legible for a grant.

Where should I start when applying for a holiday grant?

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 the first port of call. If there is nothing available through your local council, they might be able to point you in the right direction.

What should I do once I have applied for a disabled holiday grant?

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. Just remember, sadly not all of the applications will be accepted.

What to do once I receive my holiday grant?

Once you have received your grant, the only thing left to do is look forward to a fantastic, fully accessible and disabled friendly holiday. Standard travel companies may not have the knowledge and expertise to create a disabled friendly holiday so we recommend you talk to people like ourselves at Limitless Travel. With our understanding of disabilities we can help create a bespoke holiday for you which can include as little or as much care as you require.

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. 

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:

Grants for Disabled Holidays 

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

3H provides 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.

Join Us On Our Disabled Friendly Holidays

In the meantime, why not browse through our disabled friendly holiday destinations like Sicily, Crete and Benidorm. Call 0800 711 7232 for additional information and to talk to on our Limitless Travel specialists.

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