About us


The ACT Foundation (ACT) was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (number 1068617). 

We provide grants to individuals and other UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly.  Our grant budget is derived from our diverse investment portfolio and we do not fundraise.

At ACT, we believe that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.  Our priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of our 4 life "themes" to be met.  In summary our themes and, therefore, priorities are:-

Health & Wellbeing - supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare

Independent Living at Home - helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible

Respite - enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one

Transition - supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

Trustees and Officers


Michael Street OBE - Chairman
Denis Taylor - Deputy Chairman
John O'Sullivan MBE
Robert White
Christine Erwood
Russell Meadows
Andrew Ross OBE
Colin Clarkson
Stephen O'Sullivan


Denis Taylor - Executive Trustee
James Kerr - Group Investment & Compliance Director
Caroline Kendall - Operations Director
Petra Morris - Finance Director