Project information

Cerebra's Grant Scheme

We fund items of equipment, treatment and therapy for children and young people with brain related conditions. We only fund things that are of direct benefit to the child and not available from statutory resources. Parents/Carers are now asked to contribute 20% of the cost.

January 2012 - December 2012

Charity information

Cerebra - For Brain Injured Children And Young People

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  • Need


    Families with disabled children are one of the most impoverished groups in society but with care responsibilities it can be extremely difficult for parents to work more and increase their income. Approximately 52% of disabled children grow up in or at the margins of poverty. A recent study has found that the average income of families with disabled children was nearly a quarter below the UK mean and yet it costs up to three times the usual amount to bring up a child with disabilities.


    Cerebra grants help improve the quality of life of children who have disabilities. In order to obtain a grant, the child must be 16 or under, and the equipment/resource needs not only to improve quality of life, but also be such that is not available to the child from statutory agencies like social services or the NHS.

    Grants are given for a range of items, split into five categories: mobility aids, safety and positioning, intensive therapy courses, sensory items and activities/therapy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improving lives of children, helping them be comfortable with their world, to enjoy life & be happy.


    » Fund items of equipment, treatment & therapy to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions. To aid social inclusion and integration.

    Success will be...making a difference to each individual child that we support.

  • Impact


    Many of the items of equipment funded has a long-term use for the individual child. Therafter, when the equipment is no longer needed or outgrown, equipment is returned for use by other children. Treatment and therapy, such as conductive education for children with cerebral palsy, helps with long-term physical activity.


    Our biggest risk is income. The proposed spend for this project in 2012 is in excess of £500,000 this is income dependent. The risk is managed by monitoring income against spend.


    Friends of Cerebra and, major donors and supporting Trusts and Foundations receive a quarterly update on projects and news about the charity. This can either be received in paper format or via email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £520,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Mobility Aids Such as wheelchairs, standing frames, buggy's
      £100,000 Safety and Positioning Such as car seats, car harnesses, specialist seating
      £120,000 Intensive Therapy Conductive education
      £100,000 Sensory Sensory toy and equipment, adapted computers
      £100,000 Activity/Therapy Such as outdoor play equipment, music therapy

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Charitable Trust 1 £1,800 Guaranteed
    Charitable Trust 2 £500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The charity is based in South West Wales but supports families throughout the UK.


    Children and young people with brain related conditions up to the age of sixteen years. Brain related conditions for Cerebra includes; brain injuries, neurological disorders, mental disabilities and developmental problems.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Cerebra support children and families nationally offering a range of services which make a difference to their lives. We are in contact with around 15,000 families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    Debbie is the Grants Administrator and ensures all applications in a timely way and adhere to all the rules we apply to the scheme.