The ACT Foundation

Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care

The ACT Foundation provides grants to individuals and charities (over three years old), principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those with mental or physical disabilities or the aged. Current priorities are projects that make a transformational change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities.

Grants generally fall into the following areas:

  1. Building – funding modifications to homes (where a Disabled Facilities Grant (“DFG”) has already been awarded), charities, special schools, hospices etc.
  2. Equipment – provision of specialist wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment and technology to assist independent living
  3. Respite  – help towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at registered respite centres

The ACT Foundation operates two strands of funding – individuals and charities:

Individuals can apply for grants of up to £2,500 with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need (specifically people living in poverty, those who have a physical and/or mental disability or the aged).

Charities (registered for over three years) can apply for large and small donations to charities depending on the project and available funds. ACT’s current priorities are projects that make a transformational change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities.  Larger grants (in excess of £100K) will be the exception.

Deadline: You can apply for a grant at any time. Trustees meet four times a year but procedures exist to give approvals between meeting dates if necessary. Trustees’ meetings dates are not published. Only postal applications can be accepted, applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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