Access to Work Grants

Access to Work is a Government initiative that provides advice and practical support to the disabled who are employed, self employed or unemployed and about to start a job or work scheme.

Jobs can be part-time or full-time or temporary or permanent.

The scheme has recently been extended to include disabled people on traineeships, supported internships, work trials and work academies.

You can't get a grant for voluntary work.

Access to Work grants increased

People who are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition can now claim up to £57,200 a year in Access to Work grants. The grants can pay for additional support that people may need in the workplace beyond reasonable adjustments. The grants can cover:

  • workplace adaptations
  • assistive technology
  • transport
  • interpreters

Access to Work is part of a range of support available to ensure that people who are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition can enter and thrive in the workplace. It is part of the government’s plan to see one million more disabled people in work by 2027.

Who to contact

0345 268 8489 0345 268 8489
Gov.UK Access to Work Application
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When is it on
Monday - Friday 8am-6pm


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