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 April.

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 information before applying.

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.

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The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT), the welfare fund within Muscular Dystrophy UK, provides grants towards the costs of essential powered mobility equipment 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, 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.

How else we can support

  • Please find our raising funds fact sheet here for further information about other possible sources of funding for equipment.
  • We can also support with signposting to other organisations that provide funding.
  • Motability also lease power wheelchairs and electric scooters, if you receive the enhanced rates for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

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