The Election Access Fund supports disabled people to be candidates in parliamentary general elections and by-elections.

The purpose of the fund is to reduce the cost barriers disabled people face by covering disability-related costs which non-disabled candidates do not face. The Fund is for both those seeking selection to be a candidate, and those campaigning as a candidate.

The Electoral Commission is responsible for running the Fund, and it has been accepting applications since 31 October 2022. They continue to welcome applications for funding for the upcoming General Election, which will be held on Saturday 14 October. They can help candidates to complete an application - so get in touch with them if this is of assistance.

Nominations for candidates standing in this year’s General Election close at noon, Friday 15 September.

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