Disabled Facility Grants (DFGs)
Who can apply for a DFG?
DFGs are designed to fund larger scale adaptations. These adaptations may be to widen doorways, install ramps, install stair lifts or install downstairs bathrooms. Adaptations that may be needed to help disabled people to get in, move around and get out of their home safely.
Smaller works of adaptations can be completed by programmes such as the Care and Repair Service (Click the logo for more information).
More information Disabled Facility Grants is available at:
Physical Adaptations Grants (PAGs)
Physical Adaptations Grants (PAGs) are available through your housing association. To apply for a PAG you must contact your housing association. You are eligible to apply for a PAG if:
Physical Adaptations Grants can cover the costs of adaptations in your home, including; lifts, access aids, bathroom adaptations, kitchen adaptations and any other adaptations within the home.
Before the grant can be awarded, an Occupational Therapist will need to visit the home and assess the amount of adaptations needed to make your home more suitable for you.
Empty Homes Grant (EHG)
RCT Council are currently signed up and are part of this scheme. The Empty Homes Grants (EHGs) are available to bring long-term empty homes, back into residential use for owner occupiers. You can apply for this grant, for up to a maximum of £20,000 for renovations on these homes.
To apply for this grant:
Please note, once registered, legal conditions apply and if they are broken or you sell your home before the end of the 5 year period from the grant being accepted, then you must make a full repayment of the grant to the Council.
Click here to apply for the Empty Homes Grant
There are also other grants available to RCT residents to help undertake work in their homes, including:
For further information on grants that may be available, contact RCT’s Housing Grants Team via Email: HousingGrants@rctcbc.gov.uk or Tel: 01443 281118.