Charitable Grants In 2019
During 2019, the Charity supported the following:
Mobility and access for the disabled
British Disabled Angling Association
Funding for platforms for wheelchair users to access fishing at Albrighton, Staffordshire and Foxcote, Hampshire.
Dogs for Good
Funding for the continued develop and training of an assistance dog.
Go Kids Go
Funding for the provision of wheelchair skills training course throughout the UK.
Funding for three special day trips for children with mental, physical and emotional difficulties in Birmingham, Mansfield and South Shields.
Funding for accessible planters for spinal injury patients in the garden at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore
Funding for specialist one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical and sensory disabilities at their new initiative at the Plymouth Leisure centre
Riding for the Disabled
Funding for the Association’s South East Region annual carriage driving day including rosettes for all the competitors
Paraorchestra and Friends
Funding for the provision of assistants for three new disabled musicians to enable them to participate alongside professional non-disabled musicians in two concert tours of the world’s only integrated virtuoso ensemble.
Funding to provide specialist mobility equipment for two severely disabled children.
Funding of equipment for a disabled student with cerebral palsy and generalised dystonia, to enable them to take up a place at University.
The Back-Up Trust
Funding for wheelchair training sessions at the Princess Royal Spinal Centre in Sheffield, for at least 48 newly injured people, including 22 who were under 18 years of age.
Warwickshire Wheelchair Basketball Academy
Funding for a project to purchase of 7 sports wheelchairs in order to set up 3 additional team, targeting the entry of 50 or more young people from the West Midlands.
Principal sponsors of the annual Inter Spinal Unit Games held at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium by WheelPower, a national charity for wheelchair sport which provides opportunities to introduce people to wheelchair sport.
WheelPower – Individual grants
Grants for equipment made each year to individuals identified by WheelPower and considered jointly with the Wheelwrights’ Charity trustees. Sports included handcycling, rowing, shooting, trike riding, wheelchair racing and wheelchair tennis.
Funding to provide specialised seating and wheelchair anchorage points for a new Coolam Wheelyboat V20 for the 1st Cuddington Sea Scouts at Thames Ditton.
Royal Artillery SE London Cadets, Cadet of the Year
See Military Awards
Royal Artillery Charitable Fund
Funding to assist mobility for those injured in action.
ABF The Soldiers’Charity
Support to Lord Mayor’s fund raising at Annual City Curry Lunch
The Geoffrey Udall Prize for Paediatrics
See Geoffrey Udall Prize page
Livery Companies Apprentices Scheme
Funding for our apprentice wheelwright Tom Carroll.
Livery Companies Skills Council
Annual subscription to an organisation that promotes excellence in skills across all Livery Companies, and maintains a dialogue with policy makers in HM Government and industry
Funding of tools for our apprentice wheelwright.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Annual donation to support World Heritage Site
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal
Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund
United Guilds Service
The Sons and Friends of the Clergy
The Royal British Legion
The Salvation Army