About us

The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (charity number 1068617).

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those with mental and physical disabilities.

Our grants generally fall into the following areas:
  1. Building - funding modifications to homes, schools, hospices etc.
  2. Equipment - provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living.
  3. Financial assistance - towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered respite centre.
Projects that intend to be a platform for continuing services will be expected to demonstrate sustainability. ACT would be concerned to be a sole funder of projects that require ongoing support.

ACT's income is derived almost entirely from its investment portfolio and in any year we receive many more applications than we can fund. As our funds are limited we have to prioritise. Not all applications for grants will be successful and some may be met only in part.

Trustees and Officers


Michael Street OBE - Chairman
Denis Taylor - Deputy Chairman
John O'Sullivan MBE
Bob White
Paul Nield
Christine Erwood
Russell Meadows

Andrew Ross OBE
Colin Clarkson


Denis Taylor - Executive Trustee
James Kerr - Chief Operating Officer