Children’s sports prostheses funding: how to apply

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



The Department of Health and Social Care is making £1 million available (£500,000 per financial year) to fund prostheses in England. The fund is 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 2020.

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). This includes all the associated costs of fitting the new limb, such as a new socket or liner.

Published 7 January 2017
Last updated 11 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Information on available funding up to March 2020 has been added. The following attachments have been updated: eligibility criteria and how to apply, P1 application form, P2 application form.
  2. Added the P1 application form
  3. First published.