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Grant funding

ash5896ash5896 Posts: 91Member Pioneering
My OT has done an assessment at home and has recommended some changes to the house for me to gain a bit more independence. I’ve applied for the Diabikity Funding Grant and I believe this is means tested. 
I was just wandering if anyone knows how much I would need to contribute as my partner works and I can’t find any information online.
Thanks 
Ash 

Replies

  • buzzerbuzzer Posts: 87Member Pioneering
    Its decided by each local authority as they were given discretionary powers to administer the funding in 2008. 

    Try & be kind to one another even if we may have different views. 

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 3,328Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @ash5896, I hope the recommendations will help with your independence! I hope the community will be able to help you with this :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 3,328Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @ash5896, I hope the recommendations will help with your independence! I hope the community will be able to help you with this :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • ash5896ash5896 Posts: 91Member Pioneering
    Thank you buzzer and Chloe I do too but I’m just worried about the contributions a s we don’t have much in savings and we just about manage to keep our head above the water line 
    Ash 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 3,328Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @ash5896, have you heard anymore about this? The contribution may be based on your savings.
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • ash5896ash5896 Posts: 91Member Pioneering
    hi I have an appointment with a financial assessor from the council at the end of July. Not sure how it works at all she’s just asked me to have evidence of PIP and ESA ready. 
    Ash 
  • atlas46atlas46 Posts: 747Community champion Pioneering
    Hi @ash5896

    A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), is means tested, your household income is taken into consideration, as well as savings over £6,000.

    The grant in England has a £30,000 limit.

    There is also a clause, if you are a home owner, that if you sell the property in the future, you will be liable to repay some of the grant.

    Your council should provide specific details, prior to your pending financial assessment, about the DFG scheme they operate.

    Hope this helps.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,536Administrator Scope community team
    Hello @ash5896 ;
    Here is a Grants Checker Tool that might help.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • ash5896ash5896 Posts: 91Member Pioneering
    Thand you for all the advice really appreciated will let you know once the assessors have been 
    Ash 
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