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    Can you help financially with adapting a car or WAV for me to drive from my wheelchair?

    Motability’s Complex Driving Solutions Programme may be able to provide financial help so that you can drive independently.

    As these vehicles and adaptations are individually tailored for you, they are considerably more expensive than a standard production car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV). To make the best use of their charitable funds, Motability award grants which are cost effective solutions based upon the individual disabled person’s mobility needs and not wants. In order to help as many beneficiaries as possible, if you are a current Motability Scheme customer, Motability may ask you to extend the lease on your vehicle for another one or two years. You will only be asked to do this if the vehicle is still suitable for your individual mobility needs.

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

    Using the information that you provide, your Case Manager will carefully consider your individual circumstances. Your grant award letter will include a list of suitable vehicles or vehicle categories that the charity is prepared to fund.
    All grant applications are means-tested to ensure Motability supports those most in need of a charitable grant to ensure they and helps as many beneficiaries as possible with the charitable funds available.

    Please note: Motability are not able to award a grant if you have already ordered your vehicle. This is because when you place an application for a grant, your Case Manager will consider your individual circumstances and confirm which vehicles the charity is prepared to fund based on your mobility needs, not wants.

    Grants are awarded in line with our policies and following thorough consideration of the information submitted in the application. All grant awards are final, except in cases where additional compelling information is provided. Applications that we consider do not meet our funding priorities will not receive grant funding.

    Find out more about Drive From Wheelchair WAVs

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