Motobility grants

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  • #118986 Reply
    mike

    Fair play to the grants team at motobility. they have done a great job. Enquired about a grant for the upfront yesterday (13/07/20).

    Got a call this morning and started filling form out. I was sent a copy to complete. Submitted, Then get an email for additional evidence. Gathered all the evidence & submitted. Got a call from a lovely lady stating the awarded the full amount at 15:10.

    So from 09:10 to 15:10 the whole process was completed.

    Just have to wait until September for it to arrive.

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  • #118989 Reply
    Susan

    Congratulations. We’ve never bothered as it’s made out to be a very difficult thing to do. The blurb I read was that you’re unlikely to get one for the car you want, rather Motability will try and find the best suited one (in their opinion) with the lowest AP. I take it that wasn’t your experience?

    #118997 Reply
    martino

    mike well done , can i ask did you get the car you wanted or did they offer you a cheaper alternative

    #119006 Reply
    Zoe

    Oh are they open again? When I spoke to them two weeks ago the grants wasn’t opened yet .

    #119011 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Oh are they open again? When I spoke to them two weeks ago the grants wasn’t opened yet .

    There was an item in the latest mobility news letter Susan. Detailing time table for things getting back to normal service.

    https://www.motability.org.uk/about/news/motability-charity-phased-reopening

    Charitable Grants Update: Motability, the Charity, are in our phased period of reopening. We are now accepting applications from beneficiaries who do not currently have a vehicle on the Motability Scheme and for the Driving Lessons, Access to Work and Additional Transitional Support grant programmes. Our phone lines are open between 10.00am-4.00pm. Due to anticipated increased demand, our call waiting times may be longer than usual.

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    #119044 Reply
    mike

    Hi Martino

    I ordered the car the day before the the Q£ list came out. I ordered a jeep Compass auto 4WD. The upfront Q2 was £1495 it then jumped to £2045 in q3. They paid the full amount of the upfront despite me making an offer to contribute. They asked why I needed a 4WD, I explained that I have a 3 wheel hand cranked bike I ride off road, bit like a mountain bike and it will take me to the  start of some inaccessible trails.

    #119045 Reply
    mike

    Hi Susan

     

    I have nothing but praise for the lady who rang me today, She took complete ownershipm of the whole process; from application to the award being granted. She even sent me a letter to forward to the dealer stating that motobility were paying the AP for me.

    #119047 Reply
    Susan

    That’s very impressive, you lucked out there!

    #119058 Reply
    Peter

    I have rang Motability on a few occasions over the last five years or so.  I have always found them extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

    #119100 Reply
    martino

    mike so the reason you needed the grand was for a 4×4 is that the reason you applied for the grant , did they accept that as a reason. did they not try and get you to take a smaller 4×4

    also what finance information did they need, all i have is my various benefits and civil service pension

    #119101 Reply
    Gordon

    You were lucky, I asked for help with a 4×4 a few years ago and was told that they don’t do grants for that sort of vehicle, despite living in a remote part of the Cairngorms. Their advice was to not leave the house if the weather was bad!

    #119112 Reply
    Motaxyz
    Participant

    Is Motability giving you a grant to enable you to pursue your hobby that you fund yourself or am I misunderstanding the situation?

    #119115 Reply
    martino

    Gordon me to i got told almost the same , you dont need 4×4 people in big towns dont know what its like to live in a remote place in the winter

    #119116 Reply
    martino

    Your misunderstanding

    #119120 Reply
    Motaxyz
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    Mike said

    “They asked why I needed a 4WD, I explained that I have a 3 wheel hand cranked bike I ride off road, bit like a mountain bike and it will take me to the  start of some inaccessible trails”

    Is it correct that the reason he needs the car,and therefore a charitable grant, is to pursue a hobby.

    I am sure I am not understanding this correctly.

    #119129 Reply
    Motaxyz
    Participant

    Well, looks as though you can ask for a sporting related grant!

    Motability will consider grant to accommodate

    “Disability-related equipment to enable participation in sporting activities”

    #119130 Reply
    mike

    Hi smallcar

     

    this was not the case. Yeah to move my scooter around, but not my bike, I will help me, but I didnt known that and it was not mentioned on the grant form.

    #119132 Reply
    mike

    Hi smallcar

     

    I also do clay pigeon shooting, I am sure they wouldnt have funded a gun locker in the car for me.

    #119134 Reply
    Philjb
    Participant

    That’s great to hear a grant being paid to aid us to peruse our hobbies and health. Well done motability.

    #119135 Reply
    Tommy

    So guys who qualify for a motability grant

    #119140 Reply
    martino

    sorry dont know why i wrote ”Your misunderstanding” think i feel asleep at the computer

    #119183 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    So guys who qualify for a motability grant

    All you need to know about Charitable Grants Motability

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    #119903 Reply
    Bifter

    Hi Good Morning everyone  .

    Do any of you know if theres any time limit in place regarding grants,  I received one just over 3 years ago towards  a vehicle A.P , I am due to change my current vehicle and my physical needs have changed over the last 3 years so I need to look for a different type of car , I wasnt sure if you have received a grant once before if it then makes you ineligible for a further one .

    Many Thanks

    #119908 Reply
    mike

    Hi Bifter

    I got a grant for my first car. the one I have just ordered is my 4th. I you speak to the grants team and explain your additional need they will be very helpful, especially if your needs have changed.

     

    #119919 Reply
    Mark Pithers

    Somehow the possibility of a grant passed me by and I financed the AP on the car I got a week ago using my old one as a trade in and it was £3599 we could’ve done with as I don’t work and wife is sole earner in a low paid job.

    Does anyone know if grants can be awarded retrospectively?

    #119926 Reply
    mitch
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    bifter, i dont know about the charitable grants but the veterans grant towards an auto is one every 3 years, i got one for the previous car but as i changed early due to needing a higher car i couldnt have one for this car unless i waited till september.

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