Disabled Facilities Grant

What is a Disabled Facilities Grant?

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a means tested grant to help people living in the private sector with the cost of adapting their homes to enable them to continue living there. This is a mandatory grant for works that have been recommended as essential and necessary by an Occupational Therapist.

However, Winchester City Council will fund the first £15,000 of any eligible works that would qualify for a mandatory grant as a discretionary grant and any contribution assessed by the means test will only be required when works exceed this value.

Examples of eligible works can include the following:

  • A Stairlift
  • A walk in shower
  • Improved access to your property

However this is not an exhaustive list of adaptations a person may be assessed as needing.

In England the maximum grant an application can recieve is £30,000.