Vehicle Modifications

Variety provides up to $10,000 towards the modification of a vehicle to make it possible for a child to access and travel in the family vehicle, something they are currently unable to do due to their disability.

Vehicle modifications include changes to a vehicle or the installation of equipment in a vehicle that will enable a child to gain access to the vehicle. This can include enabling the child to:

  • get in and out of the vehicle with or without a wheelchair;
  • carry their wheelchair in or on the vehicle without lifting; or
  • be transported safely whilst seated in their wheelchair.

 

To be considered for a Vehicle Modifications Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live in NSW or ACT
  • Applications can only be accepted for kids aged 0 to 18 years
  • Applicants must be medically diagnosed with a disability
  • The vehicle requiring modification must be less than three years old and under 45,000kms at the time of submission
  • Previous recipients will not be considered for another a Vehicle Modification grant until five (5) years after the date listed on their outcome letter (though you may still be eligible for another of our grants during this time)
  • Unsuccessful applicants may be eligible to reapply for a Vehicle Modification grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter

Variety recommends you consulting with your NDIS planner (if you have one), GP, Specialist or Social/Support Worker before starting an application so they can best support you through the process.

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Not quite the right fit? Have a look at the other grants available to help give kids a fair go.

To meet an individual’s needs have a look at the Education Supplies; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Mobility Equipment; Nappies & Feeds; Communication Technology; Wigs; Therapy for rare conditions and Variety Every Chance to Play (ACT only) grants.

There are also community grants available such as the Sunshine Coaches and Variety Livvi’s Place.

If you have any questions or are at all unsure about the process, please give us a call on 02 9819 1000 or flick us an email [email protected]