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Impact and Innovation

At the Motability Foundation, we fund, support, research and innovate to help all disabled people make the journeys they choose.

Research, innovation and impact

We provide research grants to better understand the ways transport accessibility needs to change – funding long-term projects like the National Centre for Accessible Transport (ncat).

We also carry out and commission our own research, and work with disabled people, industry, charity partners and policy makers, to keep exploring and developing new ways to make all transport accessible.

To help us achieve even greater impact, we want to build a better understanding of the transport lives of disabled people and the challenges they face.

This helps us to build new programmes and activities informed by rigorous evidence.

We also want to measure the impact our existing and new programmes are having on the lives of our beneficiaries.

Over the past year, we have conducted a review into what the biggest and most current issues are in accessible transport, which we should be addressing through innovation.

We are also beginning to measure the impact of our current and future work.

Button icon of a lightbulb Innovation in 2022/2023

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World-leading standard for electric vehicle chargepoints developed

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£20m of funding to the National Centre for Accessible Transport over seven years

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Eight research projects funded or commissioned to help make transport accessible

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Find out more


We carry out, commission and fund research with disabled people and other partners, to understand how our current work makes a difference and to explore and develop new ways to make all transport accessible.

Our research


Our research and innovation shows what needs to change so that more disabled people can use transport, now and in the future.

Our innovation work


We measure and evaluate the impact of our work by understanding the needs of disabled people, planning our projects and services with impact in mind, and by carrying out evaluation studies.

Our impact