Incredible support from trusts, statutory and Lottery has helped Whizz-Kidz to grow and to transform the lives of young disabled people across the UK by providing them with the right mobility equipment and services to help them gain skills and confidence.

Many of our life journey services have been funded by trusts, such as our work placement programme in the North of England and part of our residential camps programme.

Grants from trusts, statutory bodies and Lottery funders have allowed Whizz-Kidz to develop new services that are now part of our core offering. Without your support, we would not have been able to grow a network of over 40 Ambassador Clubs and create the UK’s largest known network of disabled young people.

Our current funding priorities are:

Wheelchair Skills Training schemes: to teach young wheelchair users the vital skills they need to use their mobility equipment. We believe that any child or young person who uses a wheelchair should be given the opportunity to learn how to use and get the most out of it. Whizz-Kidz’s Wheelchair Skills Training programme is the only national wheelchair training programme designed by young wheelchair users for young wheelchair users.

Mobility equipment: to help provide mobility equipment to young people with a physical disability living in the UK, enabling them to gain independence and enjoy active lives. Our expert team of Mobility Therapists and Engineers ensures that we provide essential mobility equipment that meets the young person’s educational, social and lifestyle needs as well as their mobility needs, as opposed to solely focusing on their clinical needs.

Core funding: we need to make sure that we can continue and improve the range of services that we offer, while being able to respond to changing needs. If you are able to fund core costs and allow total flexibility in the way in which a gift is spent then please do let us know.

If you are interested in hearing more about our work and current funding priorities, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch by email: trustteam@whizz-kidz.org.uk or by phone on 020 7798 6600.