Parkinson's UK Grants

People with Parkinson's or other forms of progressive parkinsonism, and unpaid carers, can apply for a Parkinson's UK Grant up to £1,500.

We’re sorry, the Parkinson’s UK Grants programme is currently closed. We’ll open again for applications in August 2022

You’ll be able to download the new round 3 application form and the updated guidance for applicants on this webpage from Monday 1 August 2022.

If you apply, please use the new application form. We’re not able to accept applications on any other version of the form. And please check the updated guidance for applicants before you apply as there will be some changes to the programme.

If you have any questions about the grants programme, your eligibility, or your application, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7963 3785.

Who can apply

If you're living with Parkinson's you can apply for an amount up to £1,500 to fund electrical items, respite care, specialist equipment or activities.

This applies to:

  • people with Parkinson's or other forms of progressive parkinsonism
  • carers who aren't paid for their caring role.

We don't count Carer's Allowance as being paid.

We're committed to offering grants to people with Parkinson's, and the people who love and care for them, who are in the greatest financial need. To apply for a Parkinson's UK Grant your total household savings must be less than £6,000 if you apply for up to £500. If you apply for more than £500 your total household savings must be less than £16,000.

What we fund

  • Activities: you can receive a maximum grant of £250 if your household savings are less than £6,000.
  • Electrical items: you can receive a maximum grant of £500 if your household savings are less than £6,000. Grants for electrical items are limited to 1 application per household.
  • Respite care: you can receive a maximum grant of £1,000 if your household savings are less than £16,000. Grants for respite care are limited to 1 application per household.
  • Specialist equipment or home adaptation: you can receive a maximum grant of £1,500 if your household savings are less than £16,000. Grants for specialist equipment or home adaptation are limited to 1 application per household.

What we don't fund

We don't fund holidays, long-term financial commitments or daily living costs. We won’t 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.

If you don't qualify for a Parkinson's UK Grant, take a look at the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Grants Search for information about other sources of grant funding for people with Parkinson's and the people who love and care for them.

Helpline and local advisers

From employment and benefits, to emotional support. Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.