Motability, as a national charity, may be able to provide financial help, otherwise known as a ‘grant’, to Scheme customers who would otherwise struggle to afford the mobility solution they need.
Last year we were able to provide Scheme customers with over £19 million in financial help, supporting over 7,000 disabled people and their families to become mobile. This help includes grants towards Advance Payments for cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), driving lessons and adaptations .
Our funds are limited and therefore go only to those in most need. We means-test all applications and any help we give can only be towards the most affordable solution to help you cope with your mobility needs. This means that if you are successful in your application, you will not necessarily receive help towards your preferred solution if a better value alternative is available on the Scheme.
If you already have a Scheme vehicle that meets your needs, we will not consider an application for financial help towards a new vehicle, we will discuss with you the possibility of retaining the vehicle by extending your current lease.
Do you need financial help?
Before applying for financial help, always consider the lowest cost solution first as it may either be affordable to you, or at least save time for you later on if you do need to apply for financial help.
Eligibility for financial help
Motability can help disabled people to join the Scheme who could not otherwise afford to. Because these funds are limited we must apply some criteria to ensure that we help those who most need it.
How to apply for financial help
If you have carefully considered your needs and cannot find a suitable mobility solution in your price range, please take a look at how to apply for financial help.