Grants For Disabled People In South Lakes

Recently Bendrigg hosted a talk for the women from the Windermere Trefoil Group & Kendal Trefoil Group… we were passed on some information about an amazing local support trust – Lakeland Disability Support, who provide grants for people in South Lakeland with a physical disability.

We are incredibly grateful to have received support and funding from the Trust for our South Lakes Family Courses and local day activity offering.

The Trust have asked that we help them to raise awareness of their Trust so that more people in our local area can benefit from their funding.

Please share the following information with anyone you think may be in need of their support.

Who are Lakeland Disability Support?

Lakeland Disability Support CIO is a registered Charity No. 1184060. It is managed by nine Trustees, unpaid volunteers living in South Lakeland, who know the area, its people and services well.

We are a local Charity which aims to improve the quality of life for physically disabled people living in South Lakeland. We do this by making one-off grants towards the purchase of equipment, facilities and services, to relieve needs.

What do they provide grants for?

Typically, grants range from £200 to £5,000 for items such as :

  • electric scooters
  • hoists for loading cars
  • orthopaedic chairs and beds
  • disabled access
  • wet rooms
  • laptop computers and tablets
  • specialised software + peripherals
  • sailing, adventure and outdoor holidays designed for disabled people
  • respite care

Applications must be based on genuine need, and should not be for items or services available from NHS, Social Services, or your own resources.

Evidence of disability should be supported by impartial references from independent people such as carers, doctors, consultants or social workers who are familiar with your disability. We carry out independent checks on the authenticity of applications, but do not conduct means tests.

If you wish to apply, you should first obtain quotes for the equipment or services you require. It is our policy to pay suppliers directly, against formal invoices supplied prior to delivery. We do not pay applicants or carers, except where direct payment to the supplier is not possible. It is your responsibility to choose items that are best suited to your particular needs. They become your own property and we do not maintain or insure purchased items.

Applications may sometimes be considered from other charities or specialised bodies, acting for the benefit of groups of disabled people.

Applying for a grant

You can download an application form here : 
Personal and medical information you provided will be treated in strict confidence.
Written application should be made by you, the disabled person; or by someone acting on your behalf, with your permission.

We consider new grant applications four times a year in January, April, July and October.


More details about Lakeland Disability Support can be found on our website

If applying for a grant, please send the form to:

LDS Correspondent
46 Victoria Road North
LA23 2DS