ACT Foundation: Charity Grant Programme

ACT Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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ACT gives large and small donations to charities depending on the project and available funds. 

The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (charity number 1068617).

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those who have a physical or mental disability or the aged.


  • People with physical and mental disabilities
  • the aged and those in need
  • Hospices and end of life care
  • Support for young carers

Our grants generally fall into the following areas:

  1. Building - funding modifications to homes (where a Disabled Facilities Grant ("DFG") has already been awarded), charities, special schools, hospices etc.
  2. Equipment - provision of specialist wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment and technology to assist independent living
  3. Respite  – help towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at registered respite centres

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We welcome applications for grants from all sections of the community and decisions on prioritisation are made having regard to funding levels and never on grounds of gender, age or race.


  • ACT current priorities are projects that make a transformational change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities.  


  • ACT Foundation will not make grants:
    • To charities that have not been registered for at least three years;
    • Which would replace statutory funding;
    • Which would pay for work that has already commenced or equipment already purchased or on order;
    • Towards the operating costs of other charities except in connection with setting up new services;
    • For projects which promote a particular religion or faith;
    • To Community Centres and Youth Clubs except where those served are in special need of help (e.g. the elderly or persons with special needs);
    • To Local Authorities;
    • To umbrella or grant-making organisations except where they undertake special assessments not readily available from our own resources;
    • To universities and colleges and grant maintained, private or local education authority schools or their Parent Teacher Associations, except if those schools are for students with special needs;
    • For costs associated with political or publicity campaigns.