What does Variety do?

We provide grants for specialist disability equipment and wheelchairs that aren’t available through government services; adapted, accessible transport for SEND schools and other non-profit organisations through our Sunshine Coaches programme; and memorable day trips through our Great Days Out programme. Our work helps give children and young people independence, social inclusion, mobility and self-esteem and allows them to live their best lives – no matter who they are.

On average, a family with a disabled child has to pay an extra £581 per month to have the same standard living as one without. We aim to address the link between disability and poverty.

The International world of Variety

We are part of Variety International, a global charity with a network of 40 chapters in 11 countries. Under three core initiatives – Freedom, Future and Caring – Variety International funds and delivers life-changing programmes that give children around the world a better future.

Variety’s core values

Our values derive from being a social impact organisation that has the passion, hope, and optimism to recognise that change for disabled and disadvantaged children is possible.


We strive to positively transform the lives of the children we serve.


We respect all people, cultures, and governing systems.


We work to impact and improve children’s access to everyday living, working professionally and collaboratively with our varied stakeholders.