The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (charity number 1068617).
ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly:
- People with physical and mental disabilities
- the aged and those in need
- Hospices and end of life care
- Support for young carers
Their grants generally fall into the following areas:
- Building – funding changes to homes (where a Disabled Facilities Grant (“DFG”) has already been awarded), charities, special schools, hospices etc.
- Equipment – provision of specialist wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment and technology to aid independent living
- Respite – help towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at registered respite centres
ACT gives large and small donations to charities depending on the project and available funds. Their current priorities are projects that make a transformational change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities. Larger grants (in excess of £100K) will be the exception.