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Wheelchair user looking for alternative funding to make garden accessible

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Scope community team

This discussion was created from comments split from: PAID HELP WANTED URGENT- DIYer TO BUILD GARDEN CONTAINERS.

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  • Supportw
    Supportw Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi, how did you get on? I have a similar situation. full time wheelchair user whose garden needs a makeover so that it can be accessible. council only fund so much so looking for alternative funding methods. thanks.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,915 Disability Gamechanger
    @Supportw this is a 3 year old post so you may not get a response from this user 

    Also your situation is different you are looking for funding they were looking for someone to pay to do the work 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Supportw
    Supportw Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks. Similar in that both seeking work doing relating to outside space. Funding may end up going this way depending on outcome of search
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,376 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Supportw and welcome to the community.

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the council's partial funding. You don't say what percentage of the funding the council has offered, however even if just 50% then  you are looking for match funding, ie the cost is split over more than one grant giver.  Those doing grants often like this type of funding as they are not meeting the full cost, leaving some funding for others. 

    While it is not a source I have personally used, crowd source funding can also be good source for raising funds, and as the council are prepared to meet some of the costs you are not trying to raise the full amount.

    Here is a site that may help you: https://www.disability-grants.org/

    It has a lot of good information about grants, criteria and how to apply for them, as well as other sources.

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  • Supportw
    Supportw Member Posts: 6 Listener
    why do you think I am quick to dismiss council funding? I only stated a fact that they're funding some of the works. I tried disability grants and I am also considering crowd funding and researching this.
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,376 Disability Gamechanger
    Perhaps because you stated you were looking for alternative funding?

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    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Supportw
    Supportw Member Posts: 6 Listener
    additional thrn
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    Hi @Supportw

    Just to advise, I've split this thread from the original to avoid any confusion.  In addition to the helpful advice already received, I'd recommend looking at Scope's 'Fundraising for things you need' webpage.  This has lots of information about grants and crowdfunding too. 

    Please let us know how you get on and I hope it's not too long before you can fully enjoy your garden.  
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