The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT), the welfare fund within Muscular Dystrophy UK provides grants towards the costs of specialist equipment such as powered wheelchairs, adapted computers and electric beds, for children and adults with muscular dystrophy or a related neuromuscular condition.
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, Muscular Dystrophy UK has 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.
Apply for an equipment grant
Applications will only be accepted from, or on behalf of people with muscular dystrophy or a related condition. Applicants need to complete an application form and provide supporting documentation.
Read more about how to apply.
There is also now a volunteering opportunity to become a JPT Panel member.