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Help with the cost of driving lessons

Motability is a national charity which oversees the Motability Scheme and may be able to provide charitable grants to disabled people who would otherwise be unable to afford the vehicle, adaptations or driving lessons they need.

Motability may be able to help with the cost of up to 40 hours of driving lessons with a national driving school.

Take a look at the criteria below to see if you could be eligible.

Man sitting on his Motability car.

Motability may be able to help with the cost of driving lessons if:

  • You are already a customer of the Motability Scheme or you are awaiting delivery of a new Scheme vehicle with a confirmed delivery date no more than four months from the date of the application for driving lessons; and
  • You receive one of the following: a means-tested benefit, such as Income Support, Income-related Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit), Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income-related ESA or Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit; or
  • You are in full-time education or training (aged up to 25 years of age) and you or your parents/guardians receive one of the means-tested benefits listed above. Full-time education is defined as education undertaken in pursuit of a course, where a substantial period of each week is spent receiving tuition, engaging in practical work, receiving supervised study or taking examinations. Training is defined as an unpaid Apprenticeship.

If you wish to apply for help with the cost of driving lessons, please look at our information on How to apply for a Charitable Grant