Motability, the organisation which runs the Motability Scheme intended to enable disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair, using their disability benefit, has launched a new grants programme to support charities and organisations to improve and expand private transport options for disabled people and their families.

The Reducing Barriers to Driving Grant Programme will award grants from £100,000 to £2 million to charities and organisations to:

  • raise awareness of driving as an option and of the support and adaptations that are available;
  • expand the provision of driving and familiarisation lessons, and increase the number of instructors delivering lessons with adaptations;
  • help reduce the cost barriers around access to vehicles and adaptations.

The scheme is designed to support medium to large charities and organisations with an annual income of at least £150,000 per annum over the last three years.

To be considered for a grant from the Reducing Barriers to Driving Grant Programme, organisations and charities need to complete the Stage One Application Form and email the completed form to

Motability aim to respond to all Stage One applications within four weeks.

The programme will run until the end of March 2025.

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Key Info

Location: UK

Value: £100k - £2m

Grant Deadline: March 2025