This Scheme aims to encourage the wider availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles in Ireland’s fleet. It offers disability awareness training, together with financial assistance of up to €10,000 (depending on vehicle age) to purchase a WAV or to convert to a WAV.
Over 350 applications were received for WAV15 which opened on 01 July 2015 and closes for applications today, 30 October 2015. The original funding limit was reached and additional funding provided to facilitate the making of over 340 provisional offers. Over 100 grant payments have already been issued. Applications were dealt with on a first received basis. Therefore, those who submitted applications later in the application period (01 July – 30 October 2015) have a shorter window to complete the process.
No Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme is planned for 2016.
To qualify for receipt of the WAV15 Grant all of the following must have been completed by Monday 30 November 2015
- a provisional grant offer letter must have been received;
- the proposed wheelchair accessible vehicle must have passed its initial suitability test;
- the proposed wheelchair accessible vehicle must have been licensed; and
- the proposed driver must have completed a Disability Awareness Training Course.