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Disabled facilities grants (DFG)

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) can provide up to £30,000 to help people with a disability pay for a range of necessary improvements and adaptations to their home. The amount awarded is also subject to confirmation of the assessed needs of the disabled person by a suitably qualified professional.

Who can apply?

To apply for a DFG you or someone living in the property must be disabled. A disabled person under the age of 18 is entitled to the maximum £30,000, but if you are 18 or over the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings.

You are eligible to apply for a DFG if you receive any of the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independent Payment
  • Council Tax Reduction (not single occupancy reduction)
  • Income support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guarantee Pension Credit

If you do not receive any of the above you may still be eligible.

What type of work is considered?

The grants can fund a wide range of projects including:

  • widening doors
  • installing ramps
  • stairlifts or hoists
  • level access showers
  • ground floor bathroom or bedroom adaptations
  • driveway and parking solutions
  • plus many more

Find out if you're eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant


Contact the Private Sector Housing team

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 126 7000


or you can contact the Private Sector Housing Team

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01604 838585

South Northamptonshire

Contact the Private Sector Housing team

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 126 7000

Last updated 08 February 2024