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Advice about grants of £16200

SnarfangSnarfang Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all Im my husbands 24/7 carer he has manic depression with psychosis and epilepsy. Due to this he and our son (15) have never spent a day alone together as im always around. Our son came up with the idea to crowdfund for a garden room 20ftx10 or12ft. So that they can paint warhammer and play the table top games they have a 8ftx4ft gaming table and would need to put in extra tables to paint. 

The reason we need around £16200 is that we've had a kind offer to build this for us including the base and electrics for £15000+ vat if we hit target of £16200. we have also gotten another quote for everything being built for £17000.

Would we be able to get a grant for this? we are on UC and hubby has pip if we can get a grant how would we go about doing so? I hadn't heard of any grants over £600 till this evening so any help would be fantastic.

Thank you
Snarfang

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,029 Disability Gamechanger
    @Snarfang welcome to scope, i doubt a grant for £16k for what you are planning would be easy to find, in fact probably impossible as it's a large amount at a time when charities are strapped for cash.
    Crowd funding might also prove difficult un less you have a large extended family and many friends.
    Don't you have a spare room they could use, or could you have the loft boarded to provide the space, this could be done for less than £500
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • CressCress Member Posts: 467 Pioneering
    Hello and welcome.
    Would not a large shed be more doable, as it were?

    £17000 seems pretty ambitious but good luck!
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 462 Pioneering
    Alot of grants have very specific criteria. Even then, funds are limited. I’d be very surprised if you found one. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,500 Disability Gamechanger
    I doubt you will get a grant for this huge sum 

    Suggest you give back to the drawing board for a cheaper solution , however it would probably not be classed as essential and as such you may not get any grant 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,148 Pioneering
    You could apply from the council  or the lottery funding  the citizen advice would be able to advice you 😉
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