An organisation can apply for a Blue Badge if it both cares for and transports people with physical disabilities, who would themselves qualify for an individual Blue Badge.
- cares for and transports physically disabled people who would meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for an individual Blue Badge
- has a clear need for an organisational badge rather than using the personal Blue Badges of people it is transporting
- is concerned with the care of physically disabled people (who would meet one or more of the eligibility criteria prescribed in the regulations that govern the scheme, The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities for organisations that have Blue Badges and the vehicle is used solely for the purpose of transporting those people.
Organisations should only consider applying for a Blue Badge for their Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport if they are transporting children with physical disabilities.
In all circumstances, badges will be supplied to organisations rather than to individual staff members.
The badge should be used when transporting people with physical disabilities in their care who meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for an individual badge and must not be used when carrying out other business on behalf of the organisation.
Employees caught using a Blue Badge in this way may face a fine of up to £1,000.
Taxi, private hire and community transport operators are unlikely to be eligible as they are rarely involved in the care of people with physical disabilities. They can however use an individual's Blue Badge when carrying that person as a passenger.
If you think your organisation may be eligible for a Blue Badge you can apply online.
Please note: An organisation is limited to a maximum of three badges.