Trusts & foundations

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Trusts and foundations of all sizes, across the UK and internationally, are vital to improving the lives of children and young people with epilepsy. 

Our Grants team are ready to discuss how we can work with you in achieving mutually beneficial impact. Get in touch to explore how we can work together to deliver change through compelling and innovative projects. All driven by the voices and experience of young people with epilepsy and their families.

If you are interested in finding out more about how your support can make a difference, then please do get in touch with our grants manager, Mark,  on: 

Read below about some of the transformational projects our partners have helped deliver.

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The Lottery Community Fund and the Support and Inclusion project

The National Lottery Community Fund is providing support for children and young people with epilepsy. Focusing on children of statutory education age 11 to 18 years, the funds will enable us to reach over 300 young people in England each year though our whole-family support work. Our unique holistic support model will enable children with epilepsy to be included in school or college, to participate fully in childhood activities and get the support they need to achieve and thrive. Over three years, the project will support 1,857 service users.

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The Wolfson Foundation and the OPM MEG project

The Wolfson Foundation were key partners in the development of the world's first OPM-MEG brain scanner, designed for children and young people. Through innovation and cutting-edge technology, the grant is enabling us to revolutionise the diagnostic experience for children with epilepsy. The Wolsfon Foundation grant funded the cost of purchasing OPM-MEG sensors and related IT equipment within our Diagnostic Suite.

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The George E Neville Foundation funding pioneering research

With the support of the G E Neville Foundation our reserach into childhood epilepsies continues to improve the diagnosis, treatment and support for children and young people with epilepsy. In 2022 the foundation are funding the 'Turning 6' study that is seeking to characterise the neurodevlopmental status of children who had epilepsy in the first year of life. The study is following a cohort of children now aged 6 years. This vital research will improve our understanding of how epilepsy in infancy impacts cognition, behaviour and sleep.

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Capital Projects

With generous funding from local benefactors and foundations, we opened the new St Piers School building in 2018. Offering state-of-the-art facilities the new school is ideal for children with complex needs and disabilities to learn, grow and thrive. We are now looking to the future to ensure the College facilities for young adults can also be improved and extended in the coming years.

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Core funding

We welcome grants and donations to provide core funding to enable Young Epilepsy to support our vital front-line services, test, innovate and invest in scaling up  to reach and support even more children and young people with epilepsy across all communities in the UK – especially those most in need.

If you are interested in finding out more about our funding opportunities, then please do get in touch with our grant manager, Mark, on:

What we do for you

We provide regular and tailored reports to update you on the tangible difference your support is making to the lives of children and young people with epilepsy. Ensuring that you see how your donation is transforming the lives of the young people we support.

We believe its important you see first hand the impact of your donation or grant.  We’d be delighted to discuss how you can get closer to our work, meet the young people you are helping and get the insights you need to shape your future thinking and plans.

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