Capital funding for access improvements
Access improvements to community buildings following an access audit
Once you have a completed access audit or design appraisal from a qualified practitioner*, you can apply to us for funding to carry out the work it recommends to make your community building more accessible for Deaf and disabled people, including people with sensory impairments and learning disabilities.
*To be eligible, an access audits does not need to be completed through us, but provided by a registered auditor from the National Register of Access Consultants.
- Area: Greater London
- Open to: New, existing and previous applicants in receipt of an access audit (provided by a registered auditor from the National Register of Access Consultants)
- Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- Funding size: Up to £150,000
- Average award: Based on grants made to date, we have awarded between £20,000 and £100,000, the average award size has been £82,000*
To apply for capital funding for access improvements you’ll need to confirm:
that your building and its activities benefit the wider community and do not exclusively advance the promotion of any of specific religion
the building is owned by your organisation or has a lease of over 10 years
You’ll be asked to attach an access audit, or design appraisal by a qualified professional registered with the Centre for Accessible Environments or the National Register of Access Consultants, whether funded by us, your organisation, or a third party
You must await confirmation of funding before commencing building work. We cannot reimburse organisations for building works that have already been carried out.
How to apply
Before beginning your application, please ensure you have thoroughly read steps one and two to check that our funding is a good fit for you. Please note, we only fund organisations that meet our eligibility criteria.
If you are a previous grant holder, or an unsuccessful applicant, please read our reapplication criteria before submitting a new application.