Grants for disabled people in the United Kingdom are generally given out by both public and private sources. Some of these grants go towards helping disabled people live comfortably in their own homes, while others are to help disabled people enjoy life better. If the grant is coming from a governmental body, rules and grant amounts may vary by council.
The 3H Fund offers group holidays for disabled people and their care providers. The goals of these programs are to provide each group an enjoyable experience and to provide care providers with the chance to relax as well. The group also gives out individual grants to the disabled person, their families and care providers so that they may take their own holiday. The group must travel within the U.K., and the grant takes care of the lodging fees only. Other eligibility requirements include proof of disability, financial need and U.K. citizenship. Money is also available to groups who organize vacations for group of disabled people. Grant applications are accepted in the fall.
3H Fund B2, Speldhurst Business Park, Langton Road Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0AQ 0189-286-0207 3hfund.org.uk
Disabled Facilities Grant
Disabled Facilities grants is given out by local housing authorities throughout the U.K. to assist disabled citizens in living within their own homes. Grants exceed a total of 160 million pounds each year, and a total of 30,000 pounds is given out per project. The money can go towards any type of project that assists a disabled person within their home, and these projects include building ramps, widening doors, remodeling bathrooms and adding elevators. To find out more about the grants, interested parties should contact their local housing authority.
Communities and Local Government Eland House, Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DU communities.gov.uk 0303-444-0000
Warm Front Scheme
The Warm Front Scheme offers grants to disabled people so that they can make improvements to housing insulation and home heating equipment. These grants range from up to 3,500 pounds for heating or insulation improvements up to 6,000 pounds for oil, renewable energy sources or low-carbon technologies. Eligibility includes people receiving one of the following allowances or credits: income support, attendance allowance, working tax credit, disability living allowance, housing benefit, industrial injuries disablement benefit, council tax benefit or war disablement pension. Some projects are not covered, but others, including new insulation, radiator replacement or a new boiler, are included under the Warm Front Scheme grant program.
Warm Front Grant Eaga Place, Customer Management Team, Freepost NEA12054, Newcastle upon Tyne 0800-316-2805 warmfront.co.uk