Taxicard Schemes


There are currently two different taxicard schemes operating : one for Cambridge City and one for parishes in South Cambs. To know which one you are eligible for please check who you pay your council tax to.

Cambridge city taxicard scheme

If you are eligible for the Cambridge city taxicard scheme please go to their website Taxicard – Cambridge City Council

South Cambridgeshire Taxicard

The Taxicard scheme helps disabled people who live in the South Cambridgeshire parishes of Babraham, Cambourne, Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Girton, Grantchester, Histon, Horningsea, Impington, Oakington and Sawston and Teversham have a low income to pay for taxi journeys.

The current scheme runs from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 and is free to those who are eligible. When you join the scheme, we will give you vouchers worth up to £160. The number of vouchers will reduce if you join the scheme partway through the year.

Some vouchers will be worth £1, and some will be worth £5. You can use them to pay some of the fare for a one-way journey. You can decide how and when to use them, including using more than one for a single trip – but you must pay at least £1 towards each fare.

You cannot give your vouchers to somebody else to use. You must present your membership pass when you get in the taxi or pay for your trip at the end.

You must tell the operator that you intend to use vouchers when you book the taxi and give the vouchers to the driver at the end of the journey.

The vouchers expire after 31 March 2025 and we will not issue additional vouchers before then, so you must manage their use. You will need to renew your membership annually in order to obtain the next years vouchers.

Contact us if you lose your vouchers. We will issue replacement vouchers at our discretion and might apply an administration charge.

Please let us know if you change address.

If you are a Dial-a-Ride member you can use your Taxicard vouchers on the community transport bus. Additional passengers must pay to travel with you.

Renewing your Taxicard vouchers – if you are already a member of this scheme you should have received a letter from us informing you of the process for renewing your taxicard vouchers. If you have not had a letter then please print off the attached application form and send it back to us. Taxicard Membership form 2024

Applying for a taxicard and vouchers – if you would like to become a member of this scheme then please print off the attached application form and complete and return it as per the instructions. Taxicard Membership form 2024

Contact us if you want us to send you a copy of the form.

If you have any health conditions, you will need to ask your medical practitioner to complete a Medical Eligibility Form. Any charges to complete this form will have to be paid by the applicant. GP Disability form Taxicard 2024

We will contact you before the end of March 2025 to check whether you want to continue to receive next year’s vouchers.

Eligibility

To join the South Cambridgeshire taxicard scheme you must live in Babraham, Cambourne, Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Girton, Grantchester, Histon, Horningsea, Impington, Oakington and Sawston and Teversham

You must also receive one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support, Pension Credit or income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Universal Credit
  • Council Tax Reduction, including disability premiums or reductions but not including the 25% single occupancy reduction
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance– not contribution-based ESA

In addition to the above, you should also be registered blind or partially sighted, or receive at least one of the following:

  • The Higher Mobility or Higher Care component of the Disability Living Allowance(DLA)
  • Enhanced Mobility or the Daily Living Enhanced or Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement

If you do not receive any of the secondary allowances, you are still eligible for a Taxicard if you are unable to use public transport because:

  • You are a permanent wheelchair user
  • You cannot walk without a walking aid such as a frame or crutches
  • You cannot walk more than 100 metres
  • You are unable to stand unsupported for more than 5 minutes