Who can apply
Through this new grant programme we aim to help charities and organisations to make an immediate impact for disabled people, by awarding funding to develop, expand and improve community transport options. We are focussing our grant making for this programme on:
- Funding support for staff or volunteer training and costs.
- Funding to increase the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people.
- Funding local, regional, or national initiatives to increase awareness of community transport and influence its inclusion in transport strategy and policy.
- Funding to schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up the service they can provide to help more disabled people.
If any of the above are relevant to your charity or organisation, please take some time to read further down this website page and review the documents included within our guidance for applicants section below.
Why are we doing this?
Using a wide range of research including insight from Motability beneficiaries and Scheme customers, other disabled people and representative organisations, Community Transport has been identified as a priority area for support.
Disabled people make 38% fewer journeys than non-disabled people every year – a figure that has not changed in a decade.
To help address this problem now, charities and organisations working in Community Transport sector can apply for grants from £100,000 to £4 million at any point over the next three years.
To find out more about our research visit Our Reports page.
Guidance for applicants
If you would like any of the following documents in an alternative format such as Easy Read, please complete our Grants to Organisations and Charities online form and an allocated Grant Manager will get back to you.