Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


Funding reasonable adjustments

Funding reasonable adjustments

Not all adjustments will have a cost. Where they do funding will come from four sources:

Departmental/Divisional Budgets

Adjustments costing less than £500 should normally be paid for using departmental budgets, unless there is very limited grant funding available.

Costs from £500 to £1,000 will be shared between departments/divisions and the central fund for reasonable adjusts on a 50/50 basis.

Desks, chairs will be funded by the department/division even if over the £500 threshold.

UCL’s central fund for reasonable adjustments

This budget exits to bridge any shortfall between Access to Work funding and departmental budgets. This is also in line with Access to Work's policy on items that they will not pay for - for a more detailed list see Access to Work.

For items that cost between £500-1000, the central budget will contribute towards half the costs

The budget will cover the full costs of adjustments over £1000

To make an application email reasonable.adjustments@ucl.ac.uk outlining:

  • the nature of the disability
  • the amount of funding requested and details of how other sources of funding have been exhausted
  • how the adjustment will help the individual to fulfil their role.

Access to Work
This is a government-funded initiative managed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Where the eligibility criteria is met various levels of funding are available.

See Access to Work for full details.

Estates and Facilities maintenance budget

Alterations to the UCL estate, such as the building of a ramp or the installation of buttons which enable doors to be opened automatically, should be requested through the usual maintenance process:


Disability-related alterations will be given priority over routine maintenance works, so it should be made clear that this is a disability-related request.