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WAV 16 - Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grants Ireland

On the 1st of April 2016, the National Transport Authority of Ireland has opened it's Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme. The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis on the road in Ireland.

“WAV16” offers financial assistance of up to €10,000 on a sliding scale, for the purchase of taxi’s ranging from brand new through to 6 years old. Any planned purchase of vehicles over 6 years old will not be eligible for the grant. Below is a list of links that should help you make your way through the process. This list is only a summary and as such should be used in tandem with the information available directly from the National Transport Authority.

This Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme is available throughout the country. Whether you are applying for a new license for a new wheelchair accessible vehicle, or are an existing wheelchair accessible taxi licence holder intending to upgrade your current vehicle with a replacement vehicle, this grant is available to you.  Existing operators with standard taxi licences who would like to move over to a wheelchair accessible taxi licence are also eligible for the grant. Any operator who change their license to a wheelchair accessible taxi licence, retains the right to swap back again in the future.

Why does the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant exist?

How long is the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant available for?

How do I apply for a wheelchair accessible taxi grant?

Under what circumstances would I have to repay the Grant?


Please note that the above points have been summarised. Please click here for a complete set of NTA guidelines which you are advised to read. Further reading is available throughout the NTA website and interested individuals are asked to get in touch with any questions they might have. Alternatively, you can get in touch with McElmeel Mobility Services and we will do our very best to assist you in any way we can. McElmeel Mobility services offer a range of wheelchair accessible taxis which are compliant with legislation and will avail of the present subsidies.

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