Motability - Wheelchair Sector Grant

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to address challenges to accessing appropriate, quality and affordable wheelchairs. This has the potential to increase social, professional and leisure opportunities as well as improvements to basic mobility. 

Grants should be used to:

  • Help individuals to source quality equipment by topping up self-funding.
  • Raise awareness of the challenges faced by disabled people in obtaining suitable, quality and affordable wheelchairs.
  • Develop or improve programmes which fund high quality and affordable equipment.
  • Support existing initiatives which provide best practice solutions but need further support to remain operational or scale up.

 Who can apply? Medium and large charities and not-for-profit organisations with well-established ways of working may apply.

Applicants must:

  • Be based in the UK.
  • Have been active for at least three years.
  • Have had an annual income of at least £150,000 per annum over that period.
  • Be working in the field of transport for disabled people.

Grant amount: Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available for a maximum of three years.

Application process: Stage One applications are expected to receive a response within four months.

The following timescales for Stage Two applications apply:

  • Under £1 million: assessed on a monthly basis.
  • Over £1 million: assessed quarterly.

Full guidelines and a Stage One application form can be found on the Motability website.

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time.

Contact information: Tel 01279 632168, Email

Website address:

over £25,000
Charitable Company
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Disabled People