Since the Small Grants scheme was launched in 2005 the Trust has donated over £100,000 to individuals, groups and carers in the UK. The purpose of these grants is to improve the quality of life for those with aphasia and their carers.
The Trust makes up to £1,000 available for small grants each month. Applications are invited from people with aphasia, carers or groups living in the UK. No application is considered too small and the Trust hopes to be able to give as many grants each month as possible. Each person or group can apply up to a maximum of £1,000 per year.
What people say…
"I am finding the Dragon Naturally Speaking software very helpful and really appreciate you funding it for me." MO
"StepbyStep is really helping and good to do everyday. Thank you very much." CW
"BD visibly enjoys using the software to improve his skills and to keep him busy. His wife advises he likes to practice 2-3 times a week. She reports it has made a huge difference in his life as it is giving him something to do and gives him a purpose. He sometimes uses it when visitors come to the house and it "all gets a bit much"."
"I wanted to write to express thanks for funding the aphasia therapy software for JA, …. we can already see the effect upon her communication and confidence. Thank you so much."
GD, Speech and Language Therapist
"The [grant] has made a real difference to the input we are able to offer those [with aphasia] who pass through our unit, thank you once again."
DG, Speech and Language Therapist
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in getting React2 for MA……………… and wanted to let you know what a huge difference it is making to M’s life. …. now 'has something to do' ….. and has a 'sense of purpose'. What more could we ask for?! I feel so happy .. and am very grateful for your support."
HW, Speech & Language Therapist
"The small grant allowed us to quickly progress an idea raised by a relative. The grant application process and reporting back to the Trustees during the year was also beneficial in making the most of the project. The grant has allowed us to demonstrate that the Aphasia Partners group is valued by the partners of people with aphasia and our Trust is now willing to make the resources available for this to be an established part of our aphasia pathway."
The image below shows the diversity of the grants.
Other: is deliberately 'non' specific to allow people to think creatively and to ask for the non-obvious. The key thing is that any grant application must have improving the quality of life for those with aphasia at its heart.
Of the many things we fund, aphasia software therapy programmes are most frequently requested. Before applying please take a look at the Aphasia Software Finder website.
This website provides useful information, on one website, about aphasia therapy computer programmes and apps that are designed to help improve communication for people with aphasia. We hope this website will help all concerned make informed choices. If you or a friend has aphasia, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from a speech and language therapist with regard to which piece of software or app is the best one for the person concerned.
How to apply
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We wish to thank all who have contributed. Your donations have made a significant difference and because of you, we have been able to help more people. Thank you
What we do not fund:
and only under exceptional circumstances will we fund:
Please email or post your application to:
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
15 George Street
T: 01525 290 002
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