Thousands of disabled people who need specialist facilities when they are out and about will benefit from over 500 new Changing Places toilets in England.

Changing Places Grant Funding for Local Authorities

The Government has announced that funding has now been allocated for new Changing Places Toilet projects in England. In the first application round, £23.5 M worth of funding has been allocated across 191 councils allowing more than 510 new Changing Places Toilets to be installed across England.

Changing Places UK revealed the full list of successful Local Authorities this morning.

Read the full list.

As part of the Spring Statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that more than £23.5 million changing places toilets funding grant for local authorities will be allocated to 191 councils across England to install life-enhancing Changing Places toilets in public places and tourist attractions, dramatically increasing accessibility in areas where users want them most. An additional £6.5 million will be allocated in a further round later in 2022 and will focus on areas where there is little or no access to Changing Places toilets.

Eddie Hughes, Ministerial Disability Champion, said:

“It goes without saying that people with severe disabilities, their families and carers should be able to go shopping, plan a day out or travel without needing to worry about whether they will have access to suitable toilet facilities. I am delighted that our funding today will help provide over 500 new Changing Places Toilets in England, enabling people to enjoy everything their local area has to offer with dignity and freedom.”

Nick Kent, Co-Founder Aveso Changing Places, said:

“This is fantastic news to see the tangible start of this grant being put into place. A huge congratulations to all the campaigners on the ground, the team at Changing Places UK, MHCLG and Muscular Dystrophy UK for all their determination and hard work.”

Here at Aveso we have experts on-hand with advice and planning support for your Changing Places Toilet project.

Call us on 01242 822979 or email

If you work for a Local Authority and need support and advice following the announcement, visit our dedicated page:

Local Authority Support page.


The team at Aveso are passionate about Changing Places toilets. We have supported the official Changing Places campaign since 2013, and can provide free, expert advice on all aspects of the Changing Places planning and design process.


Astor Bannerman offer the full range of products specified by Changing Places regulations, including fixed and mobile changing tables, hoists, height adjustable washbasins, toilets and accessories. They are always developing new products, and are proud to have developed the Astor Invincible, the first changing table designed specifically for Changing Places toilets.