Funding Alerts

ACT Foundation

by | May 23, 2018 |

Of interest to Organisations dealing with People Living on Low Incomes who have a Physical and/or Mental Disability, Elderly

The ACT Foundation provides grants to support people living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly


You must be a UK Registere harity with a minimum of 3 years filed accounts.

What For?

The elieve that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.  Their priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of their 4 life “themes” to be met.

In summary their themes and, therefore, priorities are:-

  • Health & Wellbeing– supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare
  • Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible
  • Respite– enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one
  • Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

How Much?

They will assess all acceptable applications on a case by case basis.  Please note large grants are the exception however and most of our grant award re under £10,000.  Charities that make a pplication for £10,000 o ore may be visited as part of their due diligence.


You may apply for a grant at any time. Trustees meet four times a year but procedures exist to give approvals between meeting dates if necessary. They do not publish the dates of Trustee meetings.