Disabled Facilities Grants

Applying for a grant

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG’s) are means tested and the amount you will be eligible for depends on your income, savings and assets and any benefits you currently receive. The grant can be used to pay for essential adaptations to help you live safely and independently.

All grants must be supported by an Occupational Therapist assessment. This is the first step for all applicants. Please contact Lincolnshire County Council who will arrange this and we will then consider whether your home is suitable and check that you are eligible for the grant.

Adult enquiries: 01522 782 155 / Child enquiries: 01522 782 111

If you have already made an application and have a question please contact us at dfg@west-lindsey.gov.uk.

Grant use

These include:

  • widening doors and installing ramps to help you get in or out of your home
  • improving access to rooms and facilities - e.g. by installing a stair-lift
  • improving access to bathing facilities - this can be simple changes such as removing your bath and installing a level access shower, or lowering and changing the type of wash basin to make accessing a sink easier for wheel chair users
  • adapting heating or lighting controls, or even kitchen units, to make them easier to reach

Grant eligibility

You can apply for the grant if you or someone living in your property is disabled.

To apply for the grant you must:

  • be the owner of the property or a tenant (with an owners or tenancy certificate), and
  • intend that the property will continue to be occupied by the disabled person for at least 5 years, as their main or only home
  • if you are a landlord and have a disabled tenant. Landlords will need to provide proof of ownership when supplying their consent for any adaptations.

Not all changes to your home can be covered by Disabled Facilities Grants. Where a grant cannot be provided the council will work with you to try and find alternative solutions or direct you to other agencies that may be able to provide assistance.

West Lindsey District Council now has additional funding options through the new Housing Assistance Policy, please visit the page for further information.

Competent Contractors

Competent contractors are used regularly by WLDC and have shown satisfactory performance in all works undertaken, including for work on behalf of vulnerable clients. They will have conformed to our requirements for liability insurance and should be certified in respect of any relevant specialist trades. In some cases, they will be experienced in working in partnership with local government and may be members of TrustMark or Construction Line. All contractors are also DBS checked. Download a copy of our competent contractors from the Download section.