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 people living in poverty, those who have a physical and/or mental disability or the aged).

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:-

  • Building adaptations where a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) has been awarded and there is a shortfall.
  • Mobility aids
  • Specialised seating and car seats
  • Specialised beds and sleep systems
  • Sensory toys and equipment, room padding
  • Communication aids, specialised software
  • Respite at a registered centre for the applicant only
  • Vehicle Adaptations


The ACT Foundation has a strategic 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 (unless a DFG has been secured)
  • 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 or where building work has already commenced)
  • 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We do not publish the dates of Trustees' meetings.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 as soon as we are able to 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 aim to make decisions on 95% of grant applications within two months and on all applications within three months.

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