Wheelwrights Charity

Charitable Grants In 2021

During 2020, the Charity supported the following:

Mobility and access for the disabled

3H Fund

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.

Horatio’s Garden

Funding to run therapy sessions and host events for patients in Horatio’s Garden at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre.

Level Water

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

Wheelwright Apprentices

Funding of travel costs for two further wheelwright apprentices

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Annual donation to support World Heritage Site

City Institutions

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund

United Guilds Service

The Clergy Support Trust

Royal British Legion

Providence Row

Salvation Army