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Financial help

Motability, as a national charity, may be able to provide financial help towards the cost of a vehicle, adaptations or driving lessons.

Last year we helped with over £20 million in grants to 7,500 Motability Scheme customers and their families. Our funding is limited and therefore can help only those in most need. We means-test all applications and any help we give is always towards the best value solution to help you cope with your mobility needs.

Alternatively, if you already have a Scheme vehicle that still meets your needs, we can discuss with you the possibility of keeping this by extending the length of your current lease.

Do you need financial help?


Before applying for financial help, take a look at the online Car Search as there may be an affordable option for you. Financial help is not offered towards vehicles where there are alternative, lower cost models suitable for your basic mobility needs.

Step One - Do you need financial help?

Are you eligible for financial help?

man in wheelchair next to his car

Motability can help disabled people to join the Scheme who could not otherwise afford to. Financial help is available towards advance payments for cars, adaptations to a new car or one you already lease, and driving lessons. Our funds are limited and we therefore prioritise applications to make sure that financial help only goes to those who need it the most.

Step Two - Are you eligible for financial help?

How to apply for financial help


If you have carefully considered your needs and cannot find a suitable mobility solution, please take a look at how to apply for financial help.

Step Three - How to apply for financial help