Grants available from the Reading Dispensary Trust

By Jason Hilbourne.

The Reading Dispensary Trust is a medical charity based on the Wokingham Road who issue grants for equipment and services that can help people experiencing physical and mental illness. They only offer grants to referring agencies within a seven mile radius of Reading town centre.

Applications are accepted from agencies, such as Reading Borough Council or Launchpad, on behalf of their clients. They do not accept applications from individuals. In the past, they have given grants for items such as white goods, furniture, carpeting, mobility aids, holidays, laptops and driving lessons.

Reading Dispensary Trust seven-mile radius area of benefit

The Trust meet each month to award grants below £500, and they meet quarterly to award grants over £500. They would like to work with organisations within Reading who have users with a medical need.

Application forms and guidelines are available to download from their website and you can contact them for more advice via email at

This article was originally published by the Reading Neighbourhood Network.

  1. Reading Neighbourhood Network
  2. Reading Dispensary Trust – grants available
  3. Reading Dispensary Trust
  4. Reading Borough Council
  5. Launchpad