The Reach Bursary is for children and young people with an upper limb difference who are under 25 years and is aimed at helping towards the costs of exciting phases in their lives.
Reach Bursaries are available to help support a child/young person to fulfil their potential, be it through the arts, sport, music, mobility, or adventure.
We welcome applications and have an independent bursary panel comprising of parents and professionals linked to Reach who make the decisions regarding each application.
Below are just a few examples of the variety of applications.
Young musician Sam Carter had demonstrated his enthusiasm for learning the trumpet and he needed a better brass instrument to enable him to progress up the grades. The panel were so impressed by him that they took the unusual step of awarding the full amount requested of £575.
“I really can’t thank you enough for doing this for me. It is like my birthday all over again! I promise you guys that this trumpet will help me go far and if I ever win an award with it, I would say that you guys were the ones that helped me so thank you so much. I really appreciate it.”
Following an assessment by his mobility Centre, Tom was advised on the type of car and adaption needed that he would require to drive. As there were no instructors locally that could help, Tom and his parents decided to buy an automatic car and the driving adaption. Tom applied to Reach to help towards the cost of a blue tooth steering ball and was successful! Reach awarded Tom £770.
Some bursary applications are less related to ‘things’ and are more about engaging in activities to enable the applicant to excel in their chosen field.
Young Reach athlete Rhian Hughes excels in gymnastics. Rhian’s dedication, hours of training and commitment really impressed the bursary panel and she was awarded the full amount of £2000 to help support her gymnastics travel, accommodation and kit required as she climbs up the competition ladder.
- You must be under 25 years old
- Everyone on the Bursary Panel is keen to advance each applicant’s potential. If you would like some assistance don’t be put off applying, the office and panel members are very happy to give advice. The process is straightforward and the results are rewarding both for the applicant and for Reach!
- Maximum amount is £2,000
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