If you are disabled and want to stand for elected office there is money available.
The Access to Elected Office Fund offers individual grants of between £250 and £20,000 to disabled people who want to be selected as candidates for an election, or who are standing for election.
This fund is for additional disability-
Here are the upcoming elections covered by the fund.
2 May 2013 – South Shields -
2 May 2013 – Local elections (not parish) in England
2 May 2013 – Mayoral (Doncaster, Hartlepool and North Tyneside)
1 May 2014 – Local elections (not parish) in England
1 May 2014 – Mayoral (Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Watford and Tower Hamlets)
7 May 2015 – UK Parliament
7 May 2015 – Local elections (not parish) in England
7 May 2015 – Mayoral (Bedford, Mansfield, Torbay and Leicester)
Local elections include county council, Isles of Scilly, City of London, London boroughs,
Metropolitan districts, Shire districts, two-
For more information:
There is an online training course about standing for elected office which you can see here.