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Community Transport Grants

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.

To be considered for a grant from the Community Transport Grant Programme, complete the Stage One Application Form within the guidance for applicants section and email the completed form to GrantstoOrganisations@motability.org.uk. Should you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss. Complete our Grants to Organisations and Charities online form and an allocated Grant Manager will review and get back to you.

Please note we cannot accept or respond to applications received by any other method.

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

Grants to Charities and Organisations

Our Grants to Charities and Organisations are designed to provide even more support to other charities and organisations in areas where our research and insight has shown opportunities to have the greatest impact for disabled people.

Find out more about Grants to Charities and Organisations.

Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme

Aims to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs by supporting charities and organisations working in the wheelchair sector. We are focussed on awarding grants in this area on:

  • Funding to fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sources/providers.
  • Funding to enable charities and organisations to help individuals by topping up self-funding.
  • Raising awareness of the challenges faced by disabled people in obtaining suitable, quality and affordable wheelchairs.
  • Programmes to help fund high quality and affordable equipment.
  • 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.

Find out more about the Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme.

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