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.

Libby Smalley was surprised to be presented with a brand new powered wheelchair by Alexander Patrick at the 25th anniversary of the Joseph Patrick Trust,
Libby Smalley was surprised to be presented with a brand new powered wheelchair by Alexander Patrick at the 25th anniversary of the Joseph Patrick Trust

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

Please note that JPT grants awards for the financial year 2019/20 have been allocated and is now closed to new applications until 31 March.

You can make a new application when JPT opens again on 1st April 2020. In the meantime, if you have any questions about JPT, or would like to discuss a grant that has already been awarded please contact 08006526352 or email jptgrants@musculardystrophyuk.org.

 

There is also now a volunteering opportunity to become a JPT Panel member.

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