The EnAble Fund for Elected Office

04 April 2019

The EnAble Fund for Elected Office, provided by the Government Equliaities Office and administered by Disability Rights UK, was launched on 3rd December 2018. The Fund is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. 

The Fund can cover the cost of the reasonable adjustments required to enable someone to stand for elected office. This could include items such as BSL interpreters, Assistive Technology, a Personal Assistant to assist with specific tasks, or taxi fares where other modes of transport are not appropriate. The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is primarily intended to support disabled people seeking election in the Local Elections in May 2019 and the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in May 2020.

Read the Disability Rights UK press release

To find out further criteria and how to apply, please click here.