Access to Work Grant Find out if you’re eligible for an Access to Work grant and how to apply. Last updated: 20 January 2021 An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have an impairment, health or mental health condition. It can help you to: Start working Stay in work Move into self-employment The grant isn’t for business start-up costs. It’s to help you do things you couldn’t otherwise do because of a condition or impairment. The grant can pay for things like: Adaptations to the equipment you use Special equipment Taxi fares to work if you can’t use public transport A personal assistant or job coach to help you in your workplace A support service if you have a mental health condition and you’re absent from work or finding it difficult to work Disability awareness training for your colleagues A communicator at a job interview The cost of moving your equipment if you change location or job Who can get it? To get an Access to Work grant you must: Have an impairment, health condition or mental health condition that affects your ability to work Be 16 or over Live in England, Scotland or Wales - there’s a different system in Northern Ireland Your work One of the following must apply: You have a paid job You’re self-employed You have a job interview You’re about to start a job You’re starting work experience Access to Work grants are not available for voluntary work. Your impairment or health condition Your Impairment or health condition must either: Affect your ability to do a job Mean you have to pay work-related costs, for example additional computer equipment or travel costs because you can’t use public transport It must also either: Be likely to last at least a year Have lasted at least a year already Changing jobs Make sure you contact Access to Work if you change jobs. You may be able to: Transfer equipment to a new job Get a different amount of grant You can find more information and apply for Access to Work here.