How to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)
If you have a disability and need to make changes to your home, it’s possible to get a grant from your local council to cover some or all of the work needed.
A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) may be provided to you by your local authority to help adapt your home. This is specifically to allow for improved access to floors and rooms and to make it more suitable for your needs. As part of this grant, the purchase of a Stiltz Home Lift can either be fully or partially funded.
The grant covers anything that contributes towards you living a fulfilling and independent life, as long as the work can be shown to improve quality of life.
Products such as Stiltz Home Lifts can vastly improve the quality of life for disabled people, they can provide a safe and comfortable way to move between floors without needing to use stairs. And, for many people, using the stairs is simply impossible, so a Stiltz Home Lift may be absolutely necessary for them to continue living in their homes.
To receive a Disabled Facilities Grant, the applicant should make contact with their local authority. An assessment will follow after which the size of the contribution towards the work required to improve your home, will be advised. Homeowners may apply personally and the scheme is also open to those who live in rented accommodation. Tenants can apply for a grant through their landlords.
To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant simply visit: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grant and enter your UK postcode. This should provide you with the relevant council’s contact details and a link to their website for more information.
A Disabled Facilities Grant offers a maximum of £30,000 but this figure can be topped up by local authorities for help with other home improvement projects for eligible residents.
VAT is chargeable on all Stiltz Home Lifts but if you are disabled or have a long-term illness you may be exempt from paying VAT on products designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use. If you think you may qualify for VAT relief, please request an exemption form from a member of the Stiltz Home Lifts sales team.