REACH BURSARY SCHEME
Reach is all about helping children with upper limb differences live lives without limits. But sometimes the two-handed world throws up barriers, and we need to find a way round them. That’s where the Reach Bursary Scheme comes in. The Reach Bursary Scheme helps individuals to cover the cost for specialist equipment, adaptations or additional training that is needed as a result of their upper limb difference, in order to allow them to continue following their dreams.
The majority of applications we receive are for car adaptations to help with learning to drive, but we have also made awards for adapted sports equipment or musical instruments or equipment to help with school work. Bursary awards are decided on by an independent Bursary Panel, appointed by the Reach Board of Trustees, and bringing together a wealth of professional and lived experience of upper limb difference. If you are a child or young person aged 0-25 with an upper limb difference, living in the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, you could be eligible to apply.
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Below are just a few examples of the variety of applications.
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
Click on the form or here to download your application today, help us to help you ‘live life without limits’
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