See below what some of our Grant recipients say about us and what some of them have achieved with a little help from us!

Among many other grants, we have supported a young lady to pursue her college course in textile and design and provided a new washing machine for a family struggling to cope with the laundry, due to their son's disability and night-time incontinence.

Previous grants to organisations/groups have helped to fund a much needed replacement people carrier for children at The Milestone School, Gloucester and improvements to facilities at the Greenwood Therapeutic Horticulture Centre at Bushley.

“Thank you so much for  the funding you gave towards my wheelchair, I am thrilled. It has given me freedom to go out again.”

Mark Lake

"It has now been 12 months since we received funding from GDF to support the developement of Boccia for disabled people. A huge amount has been accomplished due to the funding. Thank you for your kind support”

Active Gloucestershire

“GDF is fantastic. Run by a group of wonderfully supportive and kind individuals, without whom I wouldn’t have been able to continue with my studies. They were understanding of my disability and extremely encouraging when it came to my academic aspirations.”

Keely O’Shaughnessy.

Featured Case Studies

Jamie Harding

Jamie Harding was hoping to follow in the footsteps of Andy Lewis and Piers Gilliver and compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.  When GDF awarded a grant to him, he…

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Andy Lewis MBE

We are proud to have supported Andy Lewis MBE and Piers Gilliver in their quest to compete in the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Andy brought home the Gold medal in…

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Thomas Mellor

South West tennis ace Thomas Mellor was able to continue to develop and excel in his chosen sport after the Gloucestershire Disability Fund paid for a series of professional coaching…

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The Milestone School

The Gloucestershire Disability Fund  paid for a new people carrier for The Milestone School in Gloucester after a previous vehicle had to be scrapped. The Milestone School’s motto is to…

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Marcus Renzi

Marcus Renzi refused to let a stroke at the age of 11 take away his sporting drive and ambition, despite being left partially paralysed. A keen would-be paralympian, he was…

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GDance

A grant from the Gloucestershire Disability Fund has allowed a Gloucestershire dance company, made up of disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 11-21 years old, to receive valuable input from the…

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Emily Taylor

This is Emily Taylor and her family. Emily received a grant to help purchase a special bike that would give her more freedom to enjoy the outdoors. Dad said, “Thanks…

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