Helping those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Brittle Bone Society
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Help from the Brittle Bone Society
Who can apply for a grant?
If you, your child or dependant have been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), you can apply to us for a grant. It is a requirement that you are a member of the Society in order to apply for funding. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from a medical professional such as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
What do we help fund?
We can look at assisting with funding for manual and powered wheelchairs, trikes, buggies, highchairs and other types of equipment. The equipment must be required as a result of having OI for it to be eligible for funding. We do not usually fund higher education fees or "white goods" e.g. hobs, cookers or fridges, soft furnishings or building works.
How does our funding work?
We are usually able to fund only part of the cost of equipment from our own resources. We therefore need to seek additional funding from other charitable organisations.
If the applicant's family is able to assist with the costs or to help fundraise towards the costs, or NHS funding is available, this will speed up the entire process. In section 5 of our application form, we therefore ask you to let us know how much you can contribute towards equipment either personally or through NHS funding.
Once the funding process for equipment has been completed, we place the order with the manufacturer and it is supplied direct to the applicant. Once the equipment has been delivered you are responsible for insurance and maintenance.
Contact the Brittle Bone Society on 01382 204446 or email@example.com we will then send you an application form via email or by post. Health and social care professionals such as occupational therapists (OTs), GPs or social workers can request a form on someone's behalf.
Complete application form
Complete the application form and get formal quotes for cost and a letter of support from an OT, social worker or other professional as appropriate. The letter of support should confirm you have Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and state the need and suitability of the item for which you are requesting financial assistance.
Submit application form
Submit the form and supporting documents to BBS Grant Application Department, Grant-Paterson House, 30 Guthrie Street, Dundee, DD1 5BS. We may phone you to discuss the request in more detail, if appropriate.
Brittle Bone Society will consider the application and award a grant if funds
permit. In most cases the Brittle Bone Society will be unable to award the
whole amount. We will apply to trusts and grant making bodies on your behalf to
raise the remaining funds.
Applicant advised of decision
You will be kept informed of the progress of your application throughout.