KCIL is seeking to help fund items that are designed specifically for disabled or older people to help overcome a particular impairment. This could include, for example, a manual wheelchair, bath board, talking clock or watch, or standard domestic equipment to support everyday activities and improve wellbeing, such as an electric tin opener or vacuum cleaner.

In order to apply, you must:

  • Be a paid up KCIL member. If you are not already a KCIL member, you can submit your membership form at the same time as your grant application.
  • Live in the Royal Borough of Kingston
  • Have a long term and substantial health condition and/or impairment that is likely to last – or has lasted – twelve months or more, which severely affects daily life. “Impairment” includes people with mobility and sensory impairments, learning disabilities, communication and mental health difficulties and other invisible impairments
  • Be able to show how the equipment will make a difference to your life
  • Provide evidence of the cost of the equipment you are wishing to buy and a copy of the final bill.
  • Be in receipt of disability-related benefits.

Applicants must

  • Provide evidence of the cost of the course they are wishing to attend. This could be in the form of a letter of acceptance from the person/organisation running the course.
  • Not make an application if you have already paid in full for your educational/training course.
  • Only make one application in any 12 months period.

Applications will be considered by a grants panel once a month. The grants panel is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

 7th November & 5th December 2017, 9th January 2018

All applications are subject to the availability of funds (we cannot guarantee to fully fund all applications) and receipt of a completed application form with supporting documents.

Please note that, due to financial restraints, KCIL can only offer financial support towards one piece of equipment and cannot fund major alterations to your home or towards the building of ramps to assist access to homes. Funding for this type of work may be available through a Disabilities Facilities Grant. (https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants/overview)

Download an application form.

If you have any queries, please contact Robert Reilly on 020 8546 9603 or robert.reilly@kcil.org.uk.