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Scheme-Related Grant Programmes

Would you like to join the Motability Scheme but cannot afford to do so? At Motability, we believe that money should not be a barrier to disabled people enjoying the freedom and independence offered through the Motability Scheme.

About our Scheme-Related Grant Programmes

We created the Motability Scheme-Related Grant Programmes to help disabled people get the vehicles and adaptations they need.

 

Whilst the vast majority of Motability Scheme customers use just their mobility allowance to lease the vehicle they require, there are still some who are unable to afford the Advance Payment on a vehicle and any adaptations they need to be able to access the benefits of the Motability Scheme.

 

Support through a charitable grant from Motability can mean a world of difference to our beneficiaries and their families, to be able to enjoy the freedom and independence so many of us take for granted.

 

To make the best use of our charitable funds we award grants which are cost effective solutions based upon the individual disabled person’s mobility needs and not wants.

 

Our expert Case Managers and Driving Advisors will need to ask for information about your mobility needs to ensure the vehicle and adaptations we fund are right for you. Using the information that you provide, our Case Managers will carefully consider your individual circumstances, and your grant award letter will include a list of suitable vehicles or vehicle categories that the charity is prepared to fund.

Who can apply for Motability Scheme-Related Grant funding?

Anyone in receipt of the qualifying mobility allowances to join the Motability Scheme can apply to our Scheme-Related Grant Programme.

 

All grant applications are means-tested to ensure we support those most in need of financial help and so that we can help as many beneficiaries as possible with the charitable funds available. We will look at your financial situation, including household income and savings, and if we believe you are able to afford to make a contribution towards the vehicle yourself, we may make this a condition of your grant award.

 

We are not able to award a grant if you have already ordered your vehicle. This is because when you place an application for a grant, our Case Managers will consider your individual circumstances and confirm which vehicles the charity is prepared to fund based on your mobility needs, not wants.

 

If you already lease a vehicle on the Motability Scheme, we may ask you to extend the lease on your current vehicle for another one or two years. You will only be asked to do this if the vehicle is still suitable for your individual mobility needs.

 

Grants are awarded in line with our policies and following thorough consideration of the information submitted in the application. All grant awards are final, except in cases where additional compelling information is provided. Applications that we consider do not meet our funding priorities will not receive grant funding.

 

Learn more about the Motability Scheme.

Nazmin has a lovely big happy smile as she sits outside in her powerchair on a lovely sunny day
“It is incredibly hard to put into words just how much the Motability Scheme has helped me. ”
Nazim

Motability Scheme-Related Grant Programmes currently available

Through our Scheme-Related Grant Programmes, you could apply for financial help towards:

 

  • Cars and Vehicle Adaptations Grant Programme
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) Grant Programme
  • Complex Driving Solutions Grant Programme

 

To make the best use of our charitable funds we award grants which are cost effective solutions based upon the individual disabled person’s mobility needs and not wants.

How do I apply?

To apply for funding from one of these grants programmes, contact Motability on 0800 500 3186. We will discuss what you need and if we think we can help, we will send you an application form (digital and paper versions available). You may speak with one of our business partners first, as there may be alternative options available to you.

 

When you place an application for a charitable grant, it will be allocated to a case manager for consideration. During busy periods it may take a number of weeks for your application to be assigned to a Case Manager. Please wait for your Case Manager to contact you to update you on the status of your application.

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Scheme-Related Grant Programmes

Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

You may need a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) to support your mobility. WAVs are vehicles which have been adapted to enable a wheelchair user to access and remain in their wheelchair when travelling.

See Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Grants for Complex Driving Solutions

You may need a bespoke driving solution or adaptations which enable you to access a vehicle whilst remaining in your wheelchair and either drive from your wheelchair or transfer onto a specialist driver seat. Or, you may need specialist controls to be able to drive.

See Grants for Complex Driving Solutions

Grants for Cars and Vehicle Adaptations

You may be unable to afford the Advance Payment on a vehicle and the necessary adaptations that they need to be able to access the benefits of the Motability Scheme.

See Grants for Cars and Vehicle Adaptations