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.
You can apply for this grant if you have started or are about to start the work experience part of a supported internship or traineeship. For more information about who can apply for this grant, visit the ‘Eligibility’ section on Access to Work: factsheet for customers.
The money from the grant can help pay for support you may need, for example:
- specialist equipment for the days you are at the employer’s premises
- making equipment easier for you to use
- extra travel costs to and from work if you can’t use public transport
- practical help such as a job coach or note taker
There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant, and how much you get depends on your circumstances.