SSIT assists people with spinal cord injury, enabling greater independence and quality of life.
Our catchment area covers the South and South West of England. View map.

Here is small sample of some of the grants we have made.  In 2015 we gave 18 grants, and in the first six months of 2016 we have approved a further 12 (plus 2 more for DOCSTC).  In the 10 years since we started in 2006, SSIT has helped many dozens of people and their families.

Andy Hall

Andy Hall

Freewheel: Andy Hall was awarded a grant to purchase a Freewheel wheelchair attachment which allows him to access all types of terrain. He commented: "Accessing ...

Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright

Rifle: Stuart Wright from Taunton was awarded a grant to purchase a rifle and shooting jacket. Talent spotted for shooting at a Paralympic Sports Fest in 2013, ...

Margaret Toye

Margaret Toye

Carriage driving: Margaret Toye was an accomplished equestrian before a riding accident left her paralysed in 2011. She didn’t think she would ever work with horses ...

Geoff Squibb

Geoff Squibb

Computer: Geoff Squibb is a photographer based in Cornwall who does voluntary photography work for his local branch of the RNLI and Disability Cornwall. He was ...

Brian Cook

Brian Cook

Handbike: Brian Cook from Bournemouth was paralysed following a spinal cord injury in May 2011. He received funding for a tricycle attachment which improves ...

Adam Simmons

Adam Simmons

E-motion wheels: Adam Simmons received funding from SSIT to purchase e-motion wheels.  The e-motion wheels (which provide increased power to a manual wheelchair) have ...

Bruno Hansen

Bruno Hansen

Freewheel: Bruno Hansen was awarded a grant to fund a Freewheel wheelchair attachment which, he says, has "revolutionised his life". A former charter yacht captain, ...

Badg Champion

Badg Champion

Standing wheelchair: Badg Champion, suffered a C6/7 incomplete spinal cord injury when he fell off the steps while hedge trimming in the early 1990s. In 2010 SSIT assisted ...