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The Headley Trust

AddressHeadley Aids for Disabled Fund,
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts,
The Peak,
5 Wilton Road,
PostcodeSW1V 1AP
DescriptionThe Headley Trust is a grant-making charity that provides grants of up to £2000 to help disabled people purchase equipment for use in their own homes. It is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.

Grants are for disabled people aged 16 and over who have insufficient funds to purchase the equipment themselves. Any grant awarded will be for no more than half the total cost of the equipment and will be released via the referring organisation when funds to meet the total cost has been raised. Applications should be referred to the Trust by a third party, such as a registered charity, social worker, hospital or Citizens Advice Bureau.

The type of equipment eligible for consideration includes, but is not limited to:

- Electric wheelchairs
- Adapted computers
- Communication aids
- Stair lifts
- Scooters and adaptations to vehicles
- Any equipment that will improve quality of life

Items such as clothing, furniture (unless it is adapted) or holidays are not eligible. Building work and medical costs are also excluded.

Visit the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts website

Further information about the programme and the application form can be found through the link

Telephone number020 7410 0330 (main switchboard)
EligibilityThe Trust provides grants for people with disabilities aged 16 and over that have insufficient personal funds to purchase the equipment themselves. All disabilities are considered, including visual and hearing impairments.

Applicants receiving benefits, such as income support or employment support allowance, will need to provide proof of this. Applicants not receiving benefits will need to show that their income is £106 a week or lower after paying their mortgage, rent and council tax.

Record last updated: 01 March 2017