Depending on where in the world you may live, will depend on what is available to fund your wheelchair accessible motorcycle project.
Modifying a vehicle can be very expensive and out of reach for most people. In most places, you can purchase a motorcycle for under $10,000 AUD and maybe as cheap as $3,000 AUD. Trikes will usually cost more than $25,000 AUD up to $40,000.
A wheelchair accessible trike could cost up to $70,000. A wheelchair accessible sidecar can be cheaper, usually between $15,000 – $25,000.
The high cost is due to the requirement, for an engineer to complete the work, to have the modification approved for use on the road. This is also necessary to have insurance cover in the unfortunate event of an accident.
There are some countries where you may modify your own motorcycle, build and attach your own sidecar, however these countries are not many.
So I thought it would be a good idea to create a page on this website to list where people can obtain funding to build their dream motorcycle.
If you know of any not listed, please share below, that others may also have their dreams come true.
Independent Living Centre – Western Australia
The Disability Equipment Grant (DEG) Program aims to assist eligible Western Australians with permanent disabilities obtain specific items of equipment and/or subsidies unavailable through other funding.
Thank you to our Local Area Coordinator of the Disability Services Commission.
National Disability Services – Australia
Managed by NDS WA and supported by Lotterywest, Community Living and Participation Grants (CLPG) will assist West Australian individuals with permanent disabilities. National Disability Services
Make a Wish Australia
Make a Wish Australia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make a Wish Australia
Variety – The Children’s Charity
Variety-the Children?s Charity is a national not-for-profit organization committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh & learn. By giving practical equipment, programs & experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face & live life to the fullest.
You will usually find that organizations will only fund projects that are carried out by a qualified engineer or fabricator. So if you think you will be doing all the work yourself, you may need to fund your own project.
If you don’t have sufficient funds to build your project, would an extra paycheck help you?
If you know of any organizations or if you represent an organization that would be interested in funding a disability motorcycle modification, please comment and/or add your contact details below.
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