Are there grants available to help churches become disabled accessible with ramps and bathroom equipment?
Our church is attempting to open our doors to accommodate more community activities. However, we cannot accommodate people in wheelchairs or those using other walking aids as there is no ramp or adequate toilet facilities.
We are seeking grants to help us make these adaptations.
One of the chairites list in this post may be able to help you:
Disabled Access to Church.
The National Church Trust provides Community Grants to help fund toilets that will benefit your local community and increase access.
To apply complete the on-line Grant Enquiry Form. I would also recommend downloading and reading their guidance notes as it includes a list of local trusts and charities which support churches. One of these may also be able to help you.
I would also ask the advice of a local Occupational Therapist as they will be able to tell you what you need and may have suggestions as to what to do. To find an Occupational Therapist contact either your local Social Services or NHS.
Do let us know how you get on and this will help other readers.
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