What We Do

Crackerjacks Children’s Trust believes that every child, whatever their needs, has the right to participate fully in their community and to have the same choices,  opportunities and experiences as other children, to make local friends, and to access, play, leisure and recreational facilities. 

Families with children that are differently able often find it more difficult with
everyday life as they often have to live in unsuitable housing,  they cannot get out and about, and they cannot access childcare that would enable them to go to work and break out of poverty. 

It costs on average twice as much to raise a child with an impairment as a non-disabled child. The main areas of additional expenditure are transport, toiletries, bedding, food, replacing damaged household items, special toys and equipment. C
hildren that are differently able and their families suffer from social exclusion often as a result of a combination of linked problems, including poverty, segregation, discrimination and inadequate provision of support services. 

Of all families in the UK who care for children that are differently able, 30 per cent either are or have been living in poverty. A fifth of families with children that are differently able are also reported to be living in cold, damp housing in poor repair.  Crackerjacks were established to help relieve the stress and strains in life that coping with a children's disability can cause. We are dedicated to our objectives and offer any parent, care worker or guardian to contact us for further information on how we can be of assistance. All cases will be reviewed individually and assessed by our grants welfare office and trustees.

 

Applications are considered between £250 - £1000. Any application in excess of £1000 may be considered under exceptional circumstances and has to be approved by our Trustees.

Please note:

  • Applications can take up to three months to be assessed.

  • The charity has no obligation to provide reasons for any rejected applications.

  • All communications regarding an application must be dealt with via email to grants@crackerjacks.org.uk

 

To obtain an application form please contact 0300-124-0122 

or you can DOWNLOAD HERE.

OUR GOAL FOR 2019 is £89,000

 

 

This will allow the charity to supply the following:
 
  • 6 x Special Adapted Wheelchairs
  • 5 x Special Trikes
  • 5 x Walking Frames
  • 3 x Soft Play Areas
  • 3 x Shower Wheelchairs
  • 2 x Wet Rooms
  • 42 x Respite Breaks
  • 20 x Sensory Toys
 
Some of the grant applications in progress can be seen below, all of our funds are for disabled children throughout the United Kingdom.
 
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Just Some of Our Children That Are Differently Able And Need Crackerjacks Help in 2019

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HEAD OFFICE

Grants & Fundraising:

 

The Sealine Works

Whitehouse Road

Kidderminster

DY10 1HT

 

Tel: 0300 124 0122

London Office

Corporate Fundraising:

 

Weatherill House Business Centre

Unit 111.  23 Whitestone Way, 
Croydon
CR0 4WF

 

Tel: 0208-686-4942
 

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