Who we can help

Butterflies will buy equipment to help develop disabled children, if it cannot be funded by Government services. We will also give grants to carers for training and seminars.

We cannot help with holidays, furniture or equipment that is not for the sole use of the child at home.

Where we work

Only applications for children under 18 who are disabled and living in the DT postcodes can be considered.

What we provide

Currently a maximum of £500 is awarded per child per 12 month period. However, this may vary according to funds available and applications received.

Equipment requested should directly relate to the child’s disability and therefore be over and above what a family would normally be expected to provide.

Only the costs for appropriate courses, conferences and seminars will be considered.

Applications must be for items/services not provided by the statutory authorities.

We do not normally fund items which need frequent replacement or recurring costs i.e. swimming lessons, horse riding lessons, incontinence products, clothing etc.

Unfortunately our funds are limited and we are unable to assist with holiday costs.

Who we help

The upper children’s age limit is 18.

Applications must be countersigned by a relevant professional who understands the specific need of the child and family.