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Guide to Grants for Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are, for many, essential to living independently, and help to give back the ability to move around freely. However, a scooter can be a financial investment that is outside of many people’s budgets. This article is a guide to grants and other financial incentives that are available for mobility scooters.

In the UK, there are various ways you may be eligible for a free mobility scooter. However, if you do not meet the criteria for a free vehicle, you may be able to get a grant or financial support towards this purchase.

There are a range of charities and organisations that offer this help, but you must meet the eligibility requirements set out and grant availability can vary.

Getting a Free Mobility Scooter UK

These are the main ways in which you may be able to get a free mobility scooter in the UK:

NHS Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Services

The NHS does provide mobility scooters and other mobility devices for free to those that are eligible. These individuals must however meet specific criteria, which may include having either permanent or long-term mobility issues that affects their ability to walk. To check if you’re eligible, you’d need to check with your GP or local NHS wheelchair service.

Local Council

Depending on your local council, they may provide either financial help or a free mobility scooter if you are someone in need of this. The criteria for this will vary depending on your council. To apply and see what’s available in your area, you should contact your local council.

Charitable Organisations

There are a number of charitable organisations that also provide either free mobility scooters or financial support such as grants, subsidies or discounts. Some examples of organisations that may be able to help are: The Mobility Trust, Access to Work, The Hospital Saturday Fund, Family Fund, MS Society.

Getting a Grant For a Mobility Scooter

It is possible to get a grant for a mobility scooter, however, availability and eligibility requirements must be met, and these will vary across organisations. As mentioned above, there are a number of charities that offer grants or other financial support.

For example, The Motability Foundation has several grant programmes that help with advance payments and adaptations for those who cannot afford mobility solutions. Applications made to this charity are means-tested to ensure the foundation can help to support those who need it most.

If you’re interested in finding out more about mobility scooter options, you can browse our brochure, or visit our showroom to get a more in-depth look at our scooters. Alternatively, chat to a friendly member of our team today to see how we can support you.

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Mr Barrett

From start to finish, the service has been fantastic. From ensuring the reconditioned scooter I purchased was in top condition, to the great delivery experience through to dealing with helpful lady on the phone. I was most grateful for the non pushy sales approach - you gave me time to think. Extra information and assistance was immediately on hand. I cannot fault East Coast Mobility!

Audrey Wandsworth

Thank you so much for coming to my aid at Beccles Medical Centre. I wish we had more local businesses, and not just the internet for service.

Robert Smith

Just received my Cabin Car back after work done. The service I got was exceptional.

Not only was the work done to a brilliant standard they collected and delivered it too.

Well done East Coast Mobility! I thoroughly recommend them to anyone with mobility scooter problems.

Thank you to all the staff for a first class experience.

Caroline Long

Absolutely brilliant service, while she was very poorly my Mum's stair lift stopped working and got stuck in a doorway in a really awkward place so I called round a few places but most couldn't help very quickly.

East Coast Mobility not only told me how to move it so it wasn't in the way anymore but they also came out the following day and got it fixed with new batteries! Such a relief and all done sooo quickly.

Vinnie Harris

Great people who are very helpful. Reasonably priced and great variety of products. Highly recommend these people. Great to support a family business.

Jane Walker

I recently needed to purchase a recliner chair for my mother, I contacted East Coast Mobility having dealt with them before, our needs were sorted over the phone, efficiently, with compassion and delivered within 48 hours.

Despite my mother not keen on a recliner chair she absolutely loves it!


It all worked out well in the end.
Easy Access Ramp is pucker!

Love Lynda

Karen Neil

I can't thank Grant and everyone enough at East Coast Mobility for their fantastic help in installing my stairlifts and at an affordable price beating several others I had round.

Giving me back some desperately needed independence for which I thank them with all my heart, they honestly went above and beyond.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anyone that needs help or advice, they really do care.

Paul Green

I feel I must write and say a huge thank you for the service my wife and I received last week when we came to look at new scooters.

We were both very pleased with how comfortable and reliable they are and were pleasantly surprised at the professional approach we received from Grant.

Malcolm Lyell

Excellent service. We needed an engineer late in afternoon to fix my father's stairlift as he could not have got to toilet or bed that night. They left the workshop and attended within 30 mins - fault fixed!

Very helpful and knowledgeable.

Chris Bartlett

A very pleasant place to go for your mobility equipment. Staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful.

I've used them for several years now and they have always accommodated all my disability needs.

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