An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help you start or stay in work if you have a disability or health condition including mental health.

If you are a young person with a disability or health condition you can apply for a grant from the Department for Work and Pensions Access to Work fund to cover the extra support you might need. You can do this if you have started or are about to start the work experience part of a supported internship or traineeship.

It can go towards

  • Specialist equipment for the days you are at the employer’s premises
  • The extra fares to work if you can’t use public transport
  • Job coaches

There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant, and how much you receive depends on your circumstances.

Find out more on the GOV.UK Access to Work: factsheet for customers or visit the GOV.UK website.

Last reviewed: March 22, 2023 by Paul

Next review due: September 22, 2023

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