Joseph Patrick Trust grants

Joseph Patrick Trust grants d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 09:58

Impact of Covid-19

The Joseph Patrick Trust is now open for applications.

Following a period of closure owing to the impact of Covid-19 and staff being furloughed, we are pleased to announce that the Joseph Patrick Trust has now re-opened for applications with a grant review meeting scheduled for September.

Like many charities, JPT has faced challenges recently and, owing to this, we have had to make changes to our tariffs and the items we are able to fund. Please check our updated tariff info before applying here: jpt-tariff

Please note that the tariff changes do not affect grants that have already been awarded but that have not yet been claimed.

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support. We’re very pleased to be open and able to continue supporting individuals with grants towards essential mobility equipment.

You can read more from our CEO about the impact that COVID-19 is having on MDUK and how we have had to respond in this blog.

About the JPT

The Joseph Patrick Trust was founded in 1986 by Alexander Patrick CBE in memory of his father, a founder of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Inspired by his brother Andrew, who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and died in 1962 aged 13, the JPT was established to promote independence and quality of life for people living with muscle-wasting conditions.

Over more than 30 years, JPT and Muscular Dystrophy UK have awarded more than 6,000 grants, totalling more than £6million. These grants have helped more than 5,000 children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions to purchase specialist mobility equipment not available on the NHS.

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JPT Tariff

JPT Tariff d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 10:44

Equipment Type

 Amount

Electric wheelchairs  Up to £1,090
Electric scooters  Up to £150
Electric wheelchair adaptations (including risers)  Up to £100
Power assist adaptations  Up to £570

 

The amount you can expect to be awarded will depend on funds available and demand.

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What you can apply for

What you can apply for d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:59
  • powered wheelchairs
  • mobility scooters
  • powered wheelchair adaptations
  • power assist wheelchair adaptations.

Please be aware that equipment such as wheelchairs can be costly to repair and maintain so do consider these costs carefully when choosing an item of equipment. Please note that an award is provided on the basis that the equipment is the property and full responsibility of the individual / family.

The JPT does not take responsibility for the repair, upkeep, liability (insurance) and disposal of such equipment. Adherence to this understanding will be required before funding is granted.

What we do not fund:

  • grants outside the United Kingdom
  • equipment which has already been ordered or purchased
  • recurring costs, such as wheelchair repairs, insurance, batteries, tyres, etc.

How much you can expect to be awarded

Below is a guide as to how much the JPT Grants Panel might award you:

  • electric wheelchairs: up to £1,090
  • electric scooters: up to £150
  • electric wheelchair adaptations (adults and children), such as seating, joystick, etc: up to £100
  • power assist wheelchair adaptations: up to £570

Please note, the Panel considers all applications individually and any award is subject to the discretion of the Panel and the available budget.

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Application deadlines

Application deadlines d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:26

Please make sure we receive completed applications and all supporting documentation by the application submission deadline date, otherwise your application will not be considered.

See supporting documentation here: supporting-documentation

It is your responsibility to ensure all the paperwork reaches us before the meeting deadline.

Upcoming application dates: 

Applications open – Monday 5th July 2021

Application Deadline – Monday 13th September 2021

 

Any award made to you will stay open for 18 months, at which time we will get in touch with you to find out if you still need the funds.
If at any time you decide you do not need the funds, we would appreciate it if you could let us know, so we can re-allocate the funds to someone else in need.

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How to apply

How to apply d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:35

Apply online

You can also download Application form and Grant guidelines

 

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Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation d.doran@muscul… Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:07

Every application must be supported by:

  • a quote for the cost of the equipment, on headed paper
  • an assessment carried out by a qualified health professional
  • proof that you have already contacted statutory services, even if they have agreed on equipment that is not appropriate for your needs.

Applications not supported by these documents will not be considered.

The assessment letter should confirm that the piece of equipment is the most suitable for your needs. The assessment could be carried out by a range of professionals if appropriately qualified, for example – a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, neuromuscular care advisor, social worker, doctor or nurse.

The assessment must be on headed paper and needs to detail the following:

  • The needs of the individual
  • The need for this specific model / equipment specification
  • Health and safety – the ability of the person to use the equipment safely (e.g. if a wheelchair – road safety awareness, visual perception)
  • Reason the equipment cannot be provided by a statutory authority
  • Contribution (if any) being made towards the cost by a statutory authority (e.g. voucher)
  • Qualification / occupation / employer of professional, with contact details (in case we need to get in touch with them)
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How to claim your grant

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 Until we receive this confirmation, we will be unable to pay the supplier.

The award will remain open for a period of 18 months from the date of your award letter. After that, the award will be automatically reverted unless we hear from you; if you decide that you still need the grant, you will have to reapply.

If you no longer need the grant, please let us know, so we can reallocate the funds to another person in need.

Please pass our contact details on to the supplier in case there are any queries or they need confirmation of the award.

Contact Us

Email: jptgrants@musculardystrophyuk.org
Phone: 07736993130
Invoice address: The Joseph Patrick Trust, 61a Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BU

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