Improving Accessibility on our Ferries

The Ferries Accessibility Fund helps support organisations to make improvements to their vessels and harbours that go beyond regulatory standards set for accessibility.

The fund has now opened for applications.

person with a disability pictured in one of the changing rooms on board a Northlink Ferry with others involved in the scheme
Improvements made in 2019 on Northlink ferries for changing places

Awards are made on a match funding basis, with up to £71,143 available for bids from the public or private sector.

Head and shoulders shot of the Minister of Transport Kevin Stewart

Minister for Transport in the Scottish Government Kevin Stewart said:

“I’m delighted to open the Ferries Accessibility Fund for an eighth round of applications, as it’s proved a hugely successful initiative in recent years.

 “The fund has brought tangible improvements across our ferry networks in a wide variety of forms. Previous projects range from the installation of Changing Places facilities on board vessels and the funding of specialist equipment to giving staff training to help with autistic passengers.

“We want ferry and harbour operators to provide the best passenger experience possible, so I encourage any potential bidders to come forward with proposals to improve their services.”

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