Grants

Grants


We have two types of grant available for children who have been diagnosed with, or are waiting for diagnosis of, a primary brain tumour.

Our grants are available for Paediatric and Teenage and Young Adult patients whose permanent residential address is in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
 

YBTC Bridging Grant


A bridging grant application can be made by the Parent/Carer of a child or teenager, up to the age of 16, who is a patient on Ward L52 at Leeds Children’s Hospital and who is, or will be, receiving treatment, or is under investigation for a suspected brain tumour.
 
The Bridging Grant is a one-off £200 grant that is provided to help cover the costs associated with having a child in hospital, e.g. parking, food and drink, other childcare costs etc.
 
The child must have a permanent residential address in the Yorkshire region.
 
An application form will need to be completed by a Healthcare or Social Care Professional e.g. a staff member on the ward at L52, clinical nurse specialist, social worker, therapist, hospital doctor, community nurse or GP.

Staff on ward L52 at Leeds Children’s Hospital have access to the application forms but they can also call us on 0113 340 0111 or email support@yorksbtc.org.uk for a copy to be sent.
 
Applicants for a bridging grant can also be considered for an additional patient grant, without a time limit restriction.
 
If your child is an in-patient at a different hospital in Yorkshire (not Leeds Children’s Hospital) and is under investigation, or receiving treatment, for a suspected brain tumour then please contact us as we may be able to offer a bridging grant to you.
 
Our Bridging Grants are generously funded by Will’s Way, a YBTC Fund.
 
 

YBTC Patient Grant


Our patient grants are available for anyone who has been diagnosed with a primary brain tumour and will be receiving/has received treatment through an NHS hospital in Yorkshire and/or whose permanent address is in this region.
 
There are three categories of grant that can be applied for:
 
  1. Grants are considered for a parent who is struggling financially as a result of their child’s illness
  2. Grants are considered for children, teenagers and young adults where they may need support with psychological and social wellbeing or to reduce social isolation
  3. Grants are considered for a children, teenagers and young adults who have a specific wish at a specific point in their illness.
 
Each grant is decided according to the particular circumstances of an individual case. The highest amount that can be awarded is £500.
 
YBTC are unable to provide ongoing financial support. As such, we cannot consider a repeated request for a patient grant within 12 months of the original request. However, if further needs arise outside the 12-month period, YBTC will consider an application based on the individual circumstances.

The exception to this is if a bridging grant has been given, a patient grant can also be considered in addition without a time limit.
 
Please note: YBTC cannot support requests for medical treatment or drugs. YBTC cannot support grant requests to cover travel expenses for treatment abroad nor fund family subsistence costs for patients travelling abroad for treatment.
 

How to apply


An application form will need to be completed by a Healthcare or Social Care Professional e.g. clinical nurse specialist, social worker, therapist, hospital doctor, community nurse or GP.

To request a form, please email support@yorksbtc.org.uk or call us on 0113 340 0111.
 
How the grant process works:

Once the YBTC office receives the application, it will be processed within 10 working days. A member of the YBTC support team will contact the patient/parent* to discuss the application before referring for a decision.

A letter will be sent to both the patient/parent* and the applicant with the outcome of the application.

If the grant has been approved the funds will be transferred directly to the patient’s (or parent’s)* bank account. YBTC will contact the patient/parent to arrange this transfer.
 
*Please note, if the patient is under 16 years old we will only contact the named parent and not the child.

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