Are you a veteran looking for a life-changing grant or equipment to help with your mobility? We understand the challenges you face, and we are here to empower you on your journey to getting the support you need to aid your mobility.

What is the Veterans’ Mobility Fund? 

The fund is designed to support veterans with physical disabilities resulting from illness or injury sustained during service. It does this by providing grants or equipment not usually available on the NHS.   

Who’s eligible?

Veterans who are eligible will ordinarily be in receipt of a War Pension or an award from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. 

How do I apply?  

Applying is a two-stage process. You can begin your application today by clicking the link below. If you are unable to complete an online form, please call 0300 303 9888 to discuss alternative options. 

"Being able to access the previous fund meant I was able to receive a specialist leg brace - something I couldn’t afford on my own – which prevented me from going through a leg amputation. That brace, and the efforts of Help for Heroes, has enabled me to walk again.”

Paul Colling


  • Veterans' Mobility Fund FAQs
    • Yes, applications for car adaptations will be considered through the VMF. However, you will need to provide a complete report of assessment and recommendations which have been carried out by a suitably qualified practitioner. For more information on this type of assessment please visit: 

      “If you have a Motability lease car, or are in the process of choosing a lease car from Motability you should speak to them first to find out what might be available under their scheme Our adaptations | Motability Scheme”.

    • Unfortunately, we can only pay directly to suppliers and no monies will be paid directly to the applicant.

    • Unfortunately, you cannot apply for repayment on mobility equipment that has already been purchased.

    • Yes, but there may be a delay in receiving the equipment if approved, as we will need to obtain an agreement from the supplier. 

    • Yes – you MUST insure any property received via the VMF. The VMF is unable to replace / repair uninsured equipment that is damaged / stolen. Some equipment may be covered under your current house insurance (please speak directly to your insurers to discuss). There are also specialist insurers for mobility / medical equipment. Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend insurers. 

    • Guidance for safety charging any electrical mobility aids can be found via your local fire and rescue service. 

    • In the first instance this should be through your GP or any clinician you are currently working with such as an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physiotherapist.  If you are not working with any clinicians, our clinical team may be able to help. Please get in touch.  

    • Your application will be acknowledged within 10 working days, however, please note that this may be longer if you have completed a postal application. You can expect to hear a decision on your application within 40 days.   

      • The fund is open for five years – although we will be campaigning for this to be continued.   

      • You can apply to the VMF as many times as you want for mobility-related injuries. The panel will review each case individually. 

      • If you are unhappy and wish to make a complaint or appeal regarding your application please contact us here, or email

      • Yes – if there is a clinical need you can make applications for multiple service-attributable health conditions.   

      • To find out what support we may be able to offer you, please get in touch or call 0300 303 9888.  

      • Yes, if the need changes a new application can be submitted.   

      • We are happy for you to purchase extended warranty and guarantees.

      • Car leases, monthly payments on cars, car loans, home adaptations, medical or surgical procedures, ongoing clinical treatment, hot tubs/saunas/or hydro pools, structural house adaptations.  Whilst this may not be funded through the Veterans’ Mobility Fund, please get in touch to discuss alternate ways we may be able to support.

      • Please contact Help for Heroes on 0300 303 9888 as we may be able to help.

      • If you are unsuccessful, you can reapply if there is new documentation and evidence to show a service-attributable mobility condition.   

      • First, you must contact if you no longer require your equipment. You are not permitted to gift or sell the equipment.

      • The Veterans’ Mobility Fund (VMF) is administered by Help for Heroes with the support and partnership of Blesma. It is funded by the government through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT). 

        • Veterans who have a service-attributable condition (which is linked to the equipment required) and receive (or are applying for) a war pension or appropriate Armed Forces Compensation.  


          • In the first instance your GP - however you may be working with other professionals like an OT, physio or another specialist who can help. If you are unable to contact your GP and have no other clinicians working with you, Help for Heroes’ Veterans Clinical Services may be able to help. 

          • It is the applicant's responsibility to service and maintain the equipment. 

          • The equipment supplier will be able to show you how the equipment works to enable you to use this safely.