Handicapped Aid Trust

North Chapel House
North Street
West Sussex
RH12 1RD

Tel: 0800 028 0647

The Handicapped Aid Trust (HAT) was set up to make holidays possible for disabled and handicapped people. It recognised that in order for many disabled people to take a holiday, they needed the assistance of a helper. HAT helps in the following ways.
  • Gives grants towards the cost of helpers to assist individuals on holiday.
  • Gives grants towards the cost of holidays and helpers to give carers a break.
  • Gives donations for assisted group holidays, in partnership with other organisations.
HAT is happy to receive applications from individuals or groups of disabled people who would like to take a holiday but who cannot afford to pay the expenses of essential helpers. Application forms are available from the above address. The scheme's requirements are as follows.
  • Applicants must be over 17 years old.
  • Applications must be supported by an organisation, health or social work professional.
  • Deadlines for applications are: 1st February for summer holidays and 1st August for winter holidays.
  • Applications are considered only once every two years.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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