Parkinson's UK Take Control Grants

Parkinson's UK Take Control Grants are currently available in 4 carefully chosen areas of the UK to help people affected by Parkinson's improve their lives.

These are:

  • Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire
  • London South (including Richmond and Hounslow)
  • Northern Ireland
  • Yorkshire and Humber

People affected by Parkinson's in these areas can apply for a grant of up to £1,500. This can be used to buy things that will improve their quality of life or to help them access activities to improve their well-being.

From January 2019, we plan to make Take Control Grants available to people affected by Parkinson's throughout the UK.

We've launched Take Control Grants to replace our Mali Jenkins Fund which was suspended in 2014.

Who can apply

People with Parkinson's or other forms of progressive parkinsonism. Carers who aren't paid for their caring role are also eligible to apply for a grant. We don't count Carer's Allowance as being paid.

We're committed to offering grants to people affected by Parkinson's who are in the greatest financial need. To apply for a Take Control Grant your total household savings must be less than £16,000.

What we fund

 

Maximum grant

Maximum household savings

Electrical items*

£500

£16,000

Respite care*

£1,000

£16,000

Specialist equipment or home adaptation*

£1,500

£16,000

Activities

£250

£16,000

 

*limited to one application per household

What we don't fund

We don't fund long-term financial commitments or daily living costs. We will not consider applications to fund items that you've already paid for, or committed to paying for.

We don't fund items or respite where funding should be available from the government or from your local authority.

How to apply for a Take Control Grant

Please download, complete and return the application form below. 

If you have any questions email grants@parkinsons.org.uk or call us on 020 7963 3785.

Download an application form

Please open this form using your web browser.

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Parkinson's UK Take Control Grants application form 2018 (PDF, 690KB)
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Parkinson's UK Take Control Grants guidance 2018 (PDF, 157KB)
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Take a look at the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Grants Search for information about other sources of grant funding for people affected by Parkinson's.

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Helpline and local advisers

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about Parkinson's, including grants.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.

More about the helpline and local advisers