Government Equalities Office
Support for disabled candidates seeking elected office
Disabled people are likely to face greater costs when seeking elected office due to their disability. Government provides support to help them to compete on a level playing field with all other candidates.
The EnAble Fund for Elected Office helps cover disability-related expenses in elections for example, British Sign Language Interpreters, Assistive Technology, or taxi fares where other modes of transport are not appropriate.
The interim fund is available until 2020 and has already supported candidates in this year’s local elections. It will also support candidates in next year’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections and retrospective support is available for candidates who stood in the European Parliamentary Elections in May this year.
For more information please contact Disability Rights UK, who are administering the scheme:
Telephone: 0330 995 0400 and select Option1
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