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Advice about grants of £16200

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
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,346 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
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 968 Pioneering
    Hello and welcome.
    Would not a large shed be more doable, as it were?

    £17000 seems pretty ambitious but good luck!
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,813 Pioneering
    Alot of grants have very specific criteria. Even then, funds are limited. I’d be very surprised if you found one. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,342 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 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,609 Disability Gamechanger
    You could apply from the council  or the lottery funding  the citizen advice would be able to advice you 😉
  • susanwilf
    susanwilf Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I have a similar problem, needing a downstairs bathroom. Hope to discuss and get help maybe tomorrow, thanks for having me here, sorry if I crashed ur post x
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,088

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @susanwilf :) Thanks for joining.

    Have you looked into the Disabled Facilities Grant ( The Scope website also has some information about getting home adaptations. Perhaps you could take a look at those to see if you might be able to access one of those grants? 

    For other grants, Scope also have a grants checker tool, which could be helpful. 
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  • LouRoots8
    LouRoots8 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    If your husband has been sectioned on a section 3 of the mental health act then some additional funding is available. This is used to provide things that keeps the person out of hospital and well. So if he has been under a section 3 or other qualifying sections it’s worth looking at 117 aftercare. 


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