Most of our Chunc customers utilise funding
to purchase their chair

There are a number of funding routes open to you, starting with the NHS Personal Wheelchair Budget – this is a legal right if you meet the eligibility criteria.  There are also many charities which offer grant support, as well as those which will fundraise for or with you.

NHS Personal Wheelchair Budget
Your right to choose your wheelchair

Since 2 December 2019, people who access wheelchair services, whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health and social care needs, now have a legal right to a Personal Wheelchair Budget. The NHS Personal Wheelchair Budget (PWB) has been designed to give UK wheelchair users greater choice regarding their preferred wheelchair. In other words, it enables you to access a chair which is better suited to your specific postural and mobility needs. 

The PWB is available via your local wheelchair service. They will check you meet the eligibility criteria and explain your options. The PWB is open to you whether you have been recently referred to the wheelchair service (by your GP or occupational therapist) or whether you are already registered but now require a new chair. 

Supporting your application

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to apply for your PWB, then Chunc can easily supply a quote along with relevant details about your chosen chair. Contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help support your application.

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Mon to Fri: 8am- 4.30pm

Charities which can help
Access grants, advice, wellbeing & fundraising support

Under 18

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children can support up to 80% of the cost of mobility, sports and sensory equipment for disabled children to help with their development, independence and mobility. 

Under 19

Newlife Foundation for disabled children

Newlife offers either an Emergency Equipment Grant or Loan. They provide funding for essential equipment, such as buggies and wheelchairs.

Under 19


Variety awards grants to support children and young people who have a recognised disability or long-term health condition. They fund wheelchairs which are not available through your local wheelchair service.

Under 18


Whizz-Kidz’s services are available to young disabled people and they will fund your wheelchair fully, if your application is accepted. They also offer wheelchair skills training.

Under 26

Children Today

Children Today was created to help children and young people across the UK by providing grants for specialised equipment.

All ages

Dusk till Dawn

Dusk Till Dawn financially assists severely disabled people of all ages, providing access to equipment which will positive impact their quality of  life. Covers the East Midlands, West Midlands & South Yorkshire.


Elifar Foundation

This small charity helps improve the lives of children and young adults with severe learning difficulty and associated physical disability. They provide grants for equipment for use both at home or in residential care.


Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust provides grants to help people of all ages who are ill, convalescent or disabled. They fund medical items, including wheelchairs, which improve quality of life.

All ages

Independence at Home

The Independence at Home charity offers grants to improve independence, comfort, safety and quality of life at home for those with a long term illness or disability.

Under 25

My AFK (Action for Kids)

AFK provides grants for specialist mobility equipment and wheelchairs to help children and young people to become more independent.


Almond Tree Foundation

The Almond Tree Foundation provides wellbeing support and education for anyone who supports someone living with disability or illness. Their free-to-access online events and recordings offer their global community a safe space for discussion and peace of mind.

General enquiries

Access free advice and support from Citizens Advice Bureau.

Benefit entitlement

Check your benefits entitlement and search for grants at Turn2us.

Feel free to contact us
We are here to help

Our friendly team is on hand to answer your queries

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