UK Veterans can now apply for life-changing mobility support

March 12, 2024

UK Veterans with mobility issues attributable to their Service can now apply for support from the Veterans’ Mobility Fund (VMF)

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awarded administration of the life-changing Fund to Help for Heroes and Blesma in September 2023. The Fund will support Veterans with physical disabilities through grants to enable them to access mobility equipment that improves their quality of life. 

It is believed there are more than 1.85 million Veterans in the UK, and some will be eligible for a grant from the VMF, which will remain open for five years. 

Recognising mobility challenges of injured Veterans

James Needham, Help for Heroes’ CEO, said: “This fund will make a vital difference to the lives of those injured during military Service and we are pleased the Government has recognised the mobility challenges some injured Veterans face.”

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Johnny Mercer said: “We have made great strides in supporting Veteran healthcare and recovery. The opening of the OVA-backed Veterans’ Mobility Fund is an important step in improving the lives of Veterans across the UK.

“This fund will support Veterans with physical disabilities to access mobility equipment that will improve their quality of life and will complement Government and third-sector health services across the UK.”

Find out more

Eligible Veterans can apply for grants or equipment to help with their mobility needs, from 12 March, 2024.  

You can find further information about the application process at