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I'm not due a car until July, but have been told I should apply for a grant ASAP, how soon is ASAP?

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  • ETR66
    ETR66 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Funny you should say that, I have been to a Vauxhall and MG dealership just to have a look at the Motability cars they have on offer. I did not return to Vauxhall because of the unfriendliness of the salesman. He was no help at all, put me right off. The MG dealer wasnt much better but I hung on because I really liked the car I had looked at.
    My first question is, Why do car salesmen think they can talk down to a disabled person? I'm sure it's Motability that buys the majority of their cars.
    My second is, I'm not due a car untill July, but have been told that I should apply for a grant for the deposit ASAP, how soon is ASAP if my car is due to change in July?
    Thank you in advance for your help. 👏
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @ETR66

    Just to let you know, I made your comment into it's own thread so hopefully more people can see and help :) 
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 762 Disability Gamechanger
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    It comes down to money and commission a sales person makes off the car sale, motorbility cars you don't get as much commission from selling as if it was a normal sale. I'm from a family of Car Salespeople so I know the industry quite well. Saying that though they should never treat you any differently and i'm sorry this has happened to you. Not all sales people are bad, some can be as its a very money driven hardworking stressful job environment but they should never take it out on the customers.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    ETR66 said:

    My second is, I'm not due a car untill July, but have been told that I should apply for a grant for the deposit ASAP, how soon is ASAP if my car is due to change in July?
    Thank you in advance for your help. 👏

    Have you already placed an order for a vehicle? If so then you won't be able to apply for a grant.

    If you haven't yet placed an order for a vehicle then a new order can be placed 3 months before your exisiting lease is due to end, providing you have at least 1 year remaining on your PIP award.

    when you place an application for a grant, the Case Managers will consider your individual circumstances and confirm which vehicles the charity is prepared to fund based on your mobility needs, not wants. You will need to apply before you place an order.

    Some dealers have considerably long waiting lists so please bear that in mind.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ETR66
    ETR66 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your informative reply 👍
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    You’re welcome. When you do place an order for a new vehicle if it’s not ready for collection by the time your current lease ends then you can extend that lease. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • anawilliam850
    anawilliam850 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    If you have been advised to apply for a grant, it's best to do so as soon as possible. The specific deadline or timeframe for a grant application can vary depending on the organization or program offering the grant, so it's important to check the application deadline or submission window. However, keep in mind that grant applications can be competitive, and some organizations may have limited funding available, so submitting your application earlier can increase your chances of receiving the grant.

    In general, it's a good idea to start preparing your grant application as soon as you can. This will give you enough time to research the grant requirements, gather the necessary documentation, and write a compelling application that stands out to the grant reviewers. It's also a good idea to reach out to the grant organization or program with any questions you may have, as they may be able to provide additional guidance and support as you prepare your application.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you have been advised to apply for a grant, it's best to do so as soon as possible. The specific deadline or timeframe for a grant application can vary depending on the organization or program offering the grant, so it's important to check the application deadline or submission window. However, keep in mind that grant applications can be competitive, and some organizations may have limited funding available, so submitting your application earlier can increase your chances of receiving the grant.

    In general, it's a good idea to start preparing your grant application as soon as you can. This will give you enough time to research the grant requirements, gather the necessary documentation, and write a compelling application that stands out to the grant reviewers. It's also a good idea to reach out to the grant organization or program with any questions you may have, as they may be able to provide additional guidance and support as you prepare your application.

    It’s a motability grant and as advised the application needs to made before placing and order for a vehicle. I don’t think it’s anything to do with competitive organisations. Motability usually have funding available for things like driving lessons, advance payments and adaptions but for each it will depend on your financial situation. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
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    This is all new to me. Nobody, not even the dealer mentioned anything about a grant.
    I've never had a Motability car before so all of it is a little confusing. Normally I buy my own cars but came to the conclusion recently that maybe I am getting a bit too old to keep on buying expensive and high performance cars at extortionist cost.
    Anyhow I have gone for a Mazda SUV (instead of BMW/Mercedes/Jaguar/Range Rover and the dealer told me that I have to find £3499 advance payment plus another £120 for special paint. I put a deposit of £1000 down on the order with the rest to be paid on collection.
    So I am stuffed as I cannot now apply for a grant uummm!
    Will remember for the next time though. 
  • ETR66
    ETR66 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    That's such a pity. I didn't know anything about it either until a salesman mentioned it when I said the deposit is to high on a certain vehicle I was looking at. 
    You will know for next time 👍
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is all new to me. Nobody, not even the dealer mentioned anything about a grant.
    I've never had a Motability car before so all of it is a little confusing. Normally I buy my own cars but came to the conclusion recently that maybe I am getting a bit too old to keep on buying expensive and high performance cars at extortionist cost.
    Anyhow I have gone for a Mazda SUV (instead of BMW/Mercedes/Jaguar/Range Rover and the dealer told me that I have to find £3499 advance payment plus another £120 for special paint. I put a deposit of £1000 down on the order with the rest to be paid on collection.
    So I am stuffed as I cannot now apply for a grant uummm!
    Will remember for the next time though. 

    All the information is available on the motability website. I must admit, that i'm on my 3rd motability car now and not one dealer as ever mentioned a grant to me either, although i did know about it anyway.

    With that huge advance payment i'll guess that it's a Mazda CX5 and likely to be a high spec. I can't imagine motability agreeing to pay something towards the cost of a high spec vehicle. They work on the basis of need rather than wants.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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