The Paul Bush Foundation Trust was set up by Bush & Company Rehabilitation in 2012, after over 25 years experience in the field of severe and catastrophic injury. The Trust has the following aims:
- To assist those with an acquired physical disability, as a result of an accident or birth injury to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being via the provision of grants to address individual needs.
- To support registered charitable organisations in England whose objectives are solely related to the provision of services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury.
Funding is available to assist those individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being via the provision of grants to address short term needs.
Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England.
In the case for funding for individuals applications must be supported and completed by a third party sponsor. A sponsor could be, for example, a health/personal care professional, social worker or charity/support group representative.
Paul Bush, himself a paraplegic since 1975, and subsequently his daughter Rachel, a specialist spinal nurse, became passionate about improving the lives of people with a disability. This passion remains a central feature of the values and principles by which, Bush & Company operates its business.
Since October 2012 the Trust has donated a total of£196,155.46, of which £83,106.46 has been awarded to individuals and £113,049.00 has been awarded to organisations.
The Trustees meet twice yearly in April and October with successful applications being advised by 1 November and 1 May each year. The Trustees will next meet in April 2016