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Disabled Holiday Grants

What is a disabled holiday grant?

Disabled holidays grants are sums of money that are not required to be repaid. There are a number of organisations in the UK that can provide holiday grants for disabled adults.

Grants for disabled people are provided by charities, trusts and many more organisations. Grants for disabled travellers are typically given to those who are most in need and you'll have to apply to see if you are eligible to receive one.

Can Limitless Travel provide holiday grants for disabled adults?

We at Limitless Travel are proud to organise accessible tours for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer disabled holiday grants or disability holiday vouchers. We can offer you some useful advice, though. Read on to find out the best methods and who to contact to check if you are eligible for a grant.

Where should I start when applying for a holiday grant?

A simple google search will return thousands of results that claim to offer disabled holidays grants. It can be time-consuming and tedious to sift through all of the related sites, and even when you find something suitable there will be lengthy forms to fill in.

If you are looking for help to fund an accessible disabled holiday, the best place to start is your local council. They will be able to let you know if there is any funding available for accessible travel or respite holidays for disabled people and how you can apply for it.

Please note that not all councils will be able to offer disabled holiday grants and that this method is only suggested as the first port of call. If there is nothing available through your local council, they might be able to point you in the right direction.

What should I do once I have applied for a disabled holiday grant?

When applying for disabled holiday grants, be sure to leave plenty of time in between submitting your application and the date of your departure. It can take a very long time to finalise holiday grants for disabled travellers and there may be a significant amount of back and forth in the run-up to receiving the grant.

On your application, make sure you include the specifics of your condition or disability. It is advisable to send applications to more than one organisation at a time so that you have a range of options. Just remember, sadly not all applications for disabled holiday grants will be accepted.

What to do once I receive my disabled holiday grant?

Once you have received your grant, the only thing left to do is look forward to a fantastic, fully accessible and disabled friendly holiday. Standard travel companies may not have the knowledge and expertise to organise accessible trips or respite holidays for disabled people so we recommend you talk to people like ourselves at Limitless Travel.

With our comprehensive understanding of travelling with a disability, we can help create a bespoke holiday that will include as much or as little care and support as you require.

C S Disabled holidays

C S Disabled holidays is a charity dedicated to providing respite holiday grants for adults with severe physical disabilities as a result of neurological or neuromuscular conditions.

The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

The FLAIST provides respite holiday grants to people who are ill, convalescent, or disabled.

The Victoria Convalescent Trust

The VCT provides respite holiday grants to people living in England and Wales to cover the costs of short breaks for the purpose of convalescence, recuperative, and respite care for people in need. Applications need to be made by a qualified health or social care professional.

The Act Foundation

ACT provides grants to people living in the UK who have a physical or mental disability, or people who are elderly, to enhance their quality of life. This can sometimes be out towards respite holidays. 

What about grants for respite holidays for disabled people?


3H provides grants specifically for people with physical and/or mentally disabled people on a low income, their families, and carers. Contact them to find out if you are eligible, and to see what you might be entitled to.

The Disability Grants website is a mine of information and can be very helpful in your search for disabled holiday funding. Visit https://www.disability-grants.org/holiday-grants.html to see if you are eligible.

You can also use the Turn 2 Us website:


Use the search engine to find out what disability grants you are eligible for based on your age, postcode, and occupation. Bear in mind that you will be able to give more information over the telephone than you can over the internet, so the person you are talking to will have all of the relevant information. Grants for respite holidays for disabled people can be complicated and the application process is often long, so seek out all the help you can get! 

What about charities?

In some cases, certain charities may be able to help cover some of the costs involved with a disabled holiday.

Be aware that charities receive hundreds of thousands of requests for funding help each year, so make sure that your application contains details of your disability or condition, the last time you went on holiday, and what the disability grant will go towards.

It is important to emphasise that you have specific requirements which increase the cost of your holiday in comparison to someone who does not have a disability.

Can I get a disabled holiday grant on PIP or DLA?

For many of these charities and organisations, you will be able to apply for a disabled holiday grant if you are a PIP or DLA recipient. Additionally, you can still receive benefits if you’re going away for less than 13 weeks.

Join us on our disabled friendly holidays

In the meantime, why not browse through our disabled friendly holiday destinations like Sicily, Crete and Benidorm. Call 0800 711 7232 for additional information and to talk to one of our Limitless Travel specialists.

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