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Disability Grants: Are You Eligible?

Disability Grants: Are You Eligible?

Disability grants are free financial donations provided by many charities and trusts across the UK. The non-repayable grant amount varies depending on the charity, trust or local council, but offers could range from £100 up to £30,000.

Am I eligible for a disability grant?

Disability grants are available from several charities and trusts across the UK. Applicants may be asked for proof that they have applied for some state benefits, local authority support and other help they are legally entitled for, so we advise to double check these entitlements such as:

  • Universal Credit
  • Personal Independent Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

And more.

What disability grants are there available?

There are many disability grants available. The easiest way to find them is by using online search tools to tailor to specific circumstances and needs. Popular search tools include Turn2us, the disability grants website and Money Saving Expert.

Some of the top disability grants are:

  • The Disabled Access Facilities Grant which is provided by local councils to help with household renovations, like building ramps or stair lifts, and the grant amount is usually up to £30,000 depending on the household income and savings
  • Barchester’s Charitable Foundation provides grants to individuals to prevent isolation and loneliness (mainly for adults and the elderly)
  • The Family Fund helps families with grants across the UK who are raising children and young persons with disabilities or serious illnesses 

How do I apply for a disability grant?

To apply for a disability grant, go to the website of the chosen charity or trust to fill out an application form, but it is important to know that are sometimes deadlines for applications and once complete, it could take from three to six months to receive a response but this will depend on the agency.

Please see visit our advice and guides section at https://www.bluebadgecompany.co.uk/advice-guides to find out more relevant information.

More advice is available at the Disability Law Service by emailing advice@dls.org.uk.