Charitable Grants In 2021
During 2020, the Charity supported the following:
Mobility and access for the disabled
Funding to provide holidays for disabled children and young adults, accompanied by voluntary carers, allowing them to enjoy an independent holiday and give some respite to their parents.
British Disabled Angling Association
Funding for power assisted fishing reels to attach to wheelchairs and specialised wheelchair attachments that allow wheelchair users to travel over difficult terrain including soft sand, mud and gravel.
Funding to design and build bespoke mechanical equipment for disabled children.
Dogs for Good
Funding for the final stage of training for an assistance dog, Ziva. She has now been partnered with a young lady who has physical disabilities and is already making a great difference to her life.
Douglas Bader Foundation
Funding for a project to provide prosthetic arms to children under 9 years of age.
Funding to provide adventure play equipment to support activities run for some 850 disabled and disadvantaged children and young people in East London.
Get Set 4 Tennis
Funding of support for disabled people who want to play tennis, including provision of specialised wheelchairs.
Funding to run therapy sessions and host events for patients in Horatio’s Garden at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre.
Funding to provide specialist one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical and sensory disabilities.
Riding for the Disabled
With the cancellation of the annual carriage driving day due to the pandemic, our funding was used to assist with foraging, livery and carriage maintenance.
Paraorchestra and Friends
Initial funding for a Musicians’ Fund, in the wake of the pandemic. This encouraged further donations of more than £20,000 and enabled them to provide small grants to some 30 individuals to buy new equipment that would support their remote music making or living expenses.
Warwickshire Wheelchair Basketball Academy
Funding the purchase of a sports wheelchair for junior players.
WheelPower – Individual grants
Grants for equipment made each year to individuals identified by WheelPower and considered jointly with the Wheelwrights’ Charity trustees. Sports included rowing, skiing, weightlifting, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.
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
Funding of travel costs for two further wheelwright apprentices
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 Clergy Support Trust
Royal British Legion