Disabled Facilities Grant
Who can apply?
Who qualifies for a grant?
Anyone with a disability who lives or is moving into the district can apply for a disabled facilities grant. The parents or guardian of a disabled person can also apply on their behalf. However, to make sure that help goes to the people in greatest need, the amount of grant you receive is decided after your own financial resources have been taken into account. This test of financial resources is the way we work out how much, if anything, you should pay towards the proposed adaptations.
What type of work is covered?
A disabled facilities grant can be used for any work which:
How to apply.
Lightbulb can assist you through the process of applying for grant assistance. To apply for a grant you need to be assessed by an occupational therapist to confirm that the adaptations are necessary.
Contact Adult Social Care or First Response Children’s Duty Team for a care and support assessment to provide you with advice and an eligibility assessment in your own home. If you’re eligible you’ll be referred to your local district or borough council. You or the property owner can apply for the grant as long as you intend to live in the property for 5 years (the ‘grant period’).
To find out more about disabled facilities grants, visit gov.uk’s disabled facilities grants page.
How much grant is available?
The amount of grant you get is decided on an individual basis. You will receive the difference between the total cost of the adaptations the grant covers and the contribution (if any) that you will be making.
The maximum grant available is £30,000.