Access to Mobility Grants
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.
We currently have the following grant programmes available through Access to Mobility Grant Funding:
- Driving Lessons Grant Programme
- Stopped Allowance Support Programme
- Transitional Support Package
- Additional Transitional Support Grant Programme
- Access to Work Grant Programme
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:
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.
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.
Who we help
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.”