The Enabled Fund for Elected Office – 19 applicants to the Fund already elected into local government office.

The EnABle Fund for Elected Office

Afzal Khan, MP with Disability Rights UK’s Anna Denham at Portcullis House on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. The Fund is provided by the Government Equalities Office.

The Fund can cover the cost of the reasonable adjustments required to enable someone to stand for elected office. This could include items such as BSL interpreters, Assistive Technology, a Personal Assistant to assist with specific tasks, or taxi fares where other modes of transport are not appropriate.

To find out more about the Fund, how to apply and to discuss eligibility phone:

0330 995 0400 and select option 1