July 2021

We are pleased to say that we are now back in our office at The Gloucester Centre for the Deaf. We can be contacted during our office hours on Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 1pm.

January 2021

As from January 2021 we will no longer be offering grants for holidays, house clearances and domestic cleaning. We will also 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.

Mike Davies, Chairman of the Gloucestershire Disability Fund, announced today that “Our Trustees are delighted to learn that the Gloucestershire Community Foundation has taken the lead in response to the coronavirus epidemic by establishing an emergency fund that will help Gloucestershire organisations manage their situation if their work or income has been disrupted. In response, the Gloucestershire Disability Fund is pleased to make a donation of £30,000 towards this appeal”.

GCF’S CEO Talitha Nelson said “This is great news … and will make a big difference in these challenging times”

Please remember all applications must include proof of your disability benefit, quotes for the items requested and preferably a letter of support from a health, social care or education professional or support worker. We are currently having to delay applications which do not enclose the correct information which in turn delay the awarding of a grant.

Gloucestershire Disability Fund are pleased to support the Chamwell Centre Appeal. The Trustee’s have given their support to the project by pledging a grant of £245,000 towards the £3.5 million appeal. Michael Miles, Chairman of GDF said” We were inspired by the ambition and the commitment of the Chamwell Centre Charity trustees. This grant is the largest our charity has ever committed itself to and we will  be drawing on our reserves to make this possible so it will not affect our normal grant giving.”

Helen Mackinnon, Trustee and Chair of Fundraising for the Chamwell Centre appeal , said ” We are thrilled to receive this extremely generous pledge from the Gloucestershire Disability Fund. This means we have now reached £1million in donations and pledges”

Congratulations to Andy Lewis on being awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Congratulations to Andy Lewis  who achieved his goal of winning the Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the Triathlon.

Congratulations also go to Piers Gilliver who took the Silver medal in his category at the Paralympic games in Rio in the wheelchair fencing competition.

“Thanks to your support I was able to attend the World Cup in Warsaw and I am thrilled to tell you that I won Gold in the Men’s Cat A Epee event. It was a fantastic moment and I felt so proud to win gold for Team GB”.  Piers Gilliver