Apply for a grant - Individuals


Grant Information


ACT provides grants of up to £2,500 to individuals with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need (specifically those who have a physical and/or mental disability or the aged and who are living in poverty).

Applicants are required to be permanently resident in the UK.

We will only accept postal applications and are unable to accept applications sent by e-mail.

We welcome applications for grants from all sections of the community and decisions are made based on our available funding levels and never on grounds of age, race or gender. 

We will do our best to ensure that applications are dealt with fairly and that no one is denied access to information or funding on grounds of race, colour, ethnicity or national origin, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.  


Examples of grants we will consider:-

  • Mobility aids
  • Specialised seating and car seats
  • Specialised beds and sleep systems
  • Sensory toys and equipment, room padding
  • Communication aids, specialised software
  • Respite breaks at a registered centre for the applicant only
  • Vehicle Adaptations


The ACT Foundation has a partnership with Whizz-Kidz and they handle all our applications for mobility aids for children up to the age of 18 years.   Although we will forward any such applications to Whizz-Kidz to process,  you may wish to contact them directly – please see the link below for further information.


Examples of grants we will not consider:-

  • Equipment or work for which there is statutory funding available
  • Building works (including DFG shortfalls)
  • Garden works
  • Ordinary domestic items (e.g. flooring, white goods, furniture, clothing)
  • Holidays
  • Retrospective funding (e.g. where goods have already been purchased or ordered and a deposit paid)
  • Deposits for vehicles

When to apply

You can apply for a grant at any time. Our Trustees meet four times a year but procedures exist to give approvals between meeting dates if necessary.

We do not publish the dates of Trustees' meetings.

What happens to your application

We will send you an acknowledgement letter within 10 working days following receipt of your application at our office.  If your application is in an unacceptable form, is ineligible or of a low priority we will advise you of this in this letter.

We will assess all acceptable applications and may contact you for further information and/or to make a personal visit.

We will endeavour to complete the process and advise you of the outcome of your application within two months.

Individuals are required to use the application form contained on this site or alternatively contact the grants team for a hard copy - see "Contact Us" for details. 

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