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Access to Mobility Grants

Motability offers grants to disabled people who may need help towards the costs of their transportation needs.

Our Access to Mobility Grant Funding Programme has been created to support our vision: that no disabled person shall be disadvantaged due to poor access to transportation.

Young man in his car.

We currently have the following grant programmes available through Access to Mobility Grant Funding:

Contact Motability, the Charity, on 0800 500 3186 to be considered for funding through one of our grant programmes.

Find out more about the help we can offer through Access to Mobility Grant Funding:

Driving Lesson Grant Programme

We can provide grants towards the cost of up to 40 hours’ driving lessons through an approved instructor, to help a disabled person pass their driving test.

We can also provide familiarisation lessons to enable you to get used to a new way of driving or a different vehicle.

Find out more.

Stopped Allowance Support

We have committed to help Scheme customers who lose their higher rate mobility benefit through reassessment, either in transitioning to PIP or in renewing their PIP award.

Find out more.

Transitional Support Grant Programme

We can support Scheme customers who have been unsuccessful in their PIP assessment.

Find out more.

 

Additional Transitional Support (ATS) Grant Programme

Our ATS Grants Programme can support you if, following a disability benefit reassessment, you are no longer eligible for the Motability Scheme and cannot meet the cost of a replacement vehicle or the adaptations you need.

Find out more.

Who we help

Man in front of car.

James was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He joined the Motability Scheme in 2001 as a passenger and when he became old enough to begin learning to drive, he applied to Motability for a grant towards driving lessons. He passed his driving test in his Motability Scheme car, which has been adapted to suit his needs.

“Before Motability, I used to be completely reliant on my parents to take me where I needed to go,” says James. “I was able to take driving lessons in my own Motability Scheme car as it has been fitted with mechanical hand controls and steering aids. I can now drive myself to and from college.”