How to apply

Complete one of our application forms after carefully reading the appropriate Guidance notes.

Please be aware that grant applications will only be considered on our application form. Applications from individuals should be accompanied by a letter of support from a person qualified to comment on the request and the need. All applications for disability equipment must be supported by an assessment of need and suitability prepared by a qualified education, health or social care professional.

GDF is unable to consider applicants whose disability arises from a mental illness.

If applying for a grant to fund a piece of equipment or for a service please also include relevant quotations. We will no longer be offering grants for mobility scooters but may consider a “top up” grant where another charitable trust has given the initial grant following a suitable assessment.

We accept applications made by an agency on behalf of a person with a disability but the application form must clearly indicate that the person has consented to the application being made on his or her behalf.

Because we wish to enrich the lives of as many people with disabilities in Gloucestershire as possible only one grant application will be awarded from any individual or organisation/group within any 12 month period. If you know someone who might benefit from our grants, please pass on our details to them.

Approved grants will only be paid against invoices received by the Gloucestershire Disability Fund and payments will be paid to the originator of the invoice.

You also need to know that grants are not made for debts nor for the cost of care, general living or household expenses including domestic cleaning and house clearances or for services that should be provided by the statutory agencies. We do not make grants where goods or services have been ordered before a grant is awarded. As from January 2021 we will not be awarding  grants for holidays.

Well-Being-Guidance & application form 
Organisation and Group Grants Guidance & Application Form

We understand that you will want a speedy decision on your grant application which is why our grants panel meets monthly throughout the year. Completed applications should be received at least eight days before the meeting which is held on the first Thursday of each month. You should send your completed grant application form to us by post to:

Gloucestershire Disability Fund,
C/O Centre for Deaf People,
Colin Road,
Gloucester GL4 3JL

You can contact us on 01452 614890 on Tuesday or Thursday between 10am – 1pm or by email if you need any advice on eligibility or the application process.