Disabled facilities grant application
Following a referral from the Occupational Therapist (OT), the Council will ask you to complete a provisional test of resources to calculate the amount, if any, of grant you may be entitled to.
The next step will be to complete a grant application form. You will receive a grant application pack from your local Council after the OT referral has been made. You will also receive a guidance booklet to help you with the application process.
You must not start work until you have received written notification from the Council of your grant award.
If you are unable to manage the application process and project yourself you may wish to appoint an Agent to oversee the application on your behalf and act as your project manager. The cost of the Agent can be covered by the grant, subject to your grant limit and only one Agent may be appointed to a grant. All Agents must adhere to the Agents' Protocol for Gloucestershire.
If you need help finding a suitable contractor or Agent you can use our online Contractor and Agent Directory. Government endorsed schemes such as Buy with Confidence, Trust Mark, or the Competent Persons scheme can also help you find reputable contractors.
Please read our guidance on finding suitable Contractor or Agent before you decide who to approach.
Your grant package should contain a specification for the work that has been drawn up by the OT and all relevant information that is needed for the builder to give a detailed and accurate quote.