Guidance

Children’s sports prostheses funding: how to apply

The eligibility criteria and how NHS limb centres in England can apply for funding for children’s activity and sports prostheses.

Detail

The Department of Health is making available £750,000 to fund prostheses in England for children who have suffered limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency, to enable them to take part in physical activity and sports. The funding is available until the end of March 2018.

NHS limb centres in England may request funds for individual prostheses they have prescribed up to the value of £5,000 per limb (not per child), including all the associated costs of fitting the new limb, such as a new socket or liner.