Charlie Bird Development Fund: Travel Grant

30 May 2023

New Travel Grant announced to Help Families with the expense of attending Medical Appointments

We are so thankful to Charlie and Claire who have dedicated all their time and energy to making their “Climb with Charlie” so successful.  It is their wish that monies raised for IMNDA go towards a project that makes a difference to the lives of those who live with this disease.

The IMNDA’s Mission is to support people living with motor neurone disease (MND), their families and carers through advocacy, home and professional support. We keep clients at the heart of everything we do that we understand the impact of our work. After our survey with clients, family and carers, on their needs, we are thrilled to announce that we have established a Travel grant to assist with some of the expenses of traveling to medical appointments. This is a once off grant, maximum of €400.

“I am so happy that part of the funds from Climb with Charlie are used for this purpose. Motor Neurone is a dreadful disease for people living with and indeed for their carers as well. I always wanted the funds raised from Climb with Charlie to directly benefit those who are suffering from this terminal illness and also those who are caring for them.   So well done, I love this initiative I know what people with MND are going through and those who are caring for us,” said Charlie Bird.

Who can apply:

  • You have a confirmed diagnosis of MND
  • You live in Ireland
  • You are registered with the IMNDA
  • The grant is used to travel to and from medical/health care appointment
  • You can apply for this grant for appointments attended in the last 3 months
  • Maximum that can be applied for in one year is €400

How to apply:

Applications for Charlie Bird Development Fund (CBDF) Travel grant are made on your behalf by a healthcare professional, such as a medical social worker, MND nurse, or another healthcare professional involved in your care.

Download this form, ask for one from your IMNDA Nurse or call IMNDA Services team Ph: 01 670 5942

Ask a health care professional involved in your care to complete and sign the form with you.

You must sign this form to consent the correct information and you give consent to the IMNDA to have your bank detail. If you are unable to do so, then next-of-kin may sign this form on your behalf.

Complete and return this form application form to, IMNDA, Unit 3, Ground Floor, Marshalsea Court 22/23  Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8, D08 N8VC

Applications are assessed in ten working days.