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We will shortly be closing the grant to new applications. Grants are offered on a first come first served basis and on the condition that all work and final claim documents will be completed and returned by 8 March 2024. Failure to meet this deadline will result in your grant offer being removed.
Small businesses in rural areas and third sector organisations anywhere in Scotland can access grant funding to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on their premises.
Check if you’re eligible
You can apply for chargepoint funding if your organisation is either:
a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation
And any of the following criteria applies to your organisation:
you currently operate plug-in electric vehicles
you employ staff who currently operate plug-in electric vehicles and would benefit from charging at work
you can confirm that you or your staff will operate electric vehicles in future, or that other sources, such as visitors or residents, will frequently need to use the chargepoints (please note that we may ask for more details at a later stage in the application process)
How to apply for business chargepoint funding
Select an option below to see what funding is available for your organisation and how to apply.
Grants are available to cover up to 50% of the cost of buying and installing electric vehicle chargepoints.
Step one: enter your postcode using the postcode checker below to find out if your business is eligible. Please note, this postcode checker is only valid for rural businesses. If you’re a third sector organisation, you may already be eligible and can apply through the third sector organisation funding route below.
Step two: search our list of approved installers to find one operating in your area. We recommend getting three quotes to ensure value for money. There is more information on this below.
Step three: fill in the application form and send your preferred quote when you submit your application.
To be eligible for funding, installations must be carried out by an Office for Zero Emission Vehicles and Energy Saving Trust approved installer. Search our list of approved installers to find one operating in your area.
You’ll need to agree on the payment terms with your installer. Please note, we don’t recommend paying until your chargepoint has been installed. We will only reimburse you after the installation has been completed and commissioned.
Installers must complete our onboarding process to be added to our list of eligible installers. This list should not replace your organisation’s standard procurement and due diligence checks.
If your application is approved, we will issue you with a commercial host agreement and a grant offer letter.
Once you have this, you can arrange a date for the work with your chosen installer. Remember, you must not install your chargepoint before you receive your grant offer. If you do this, you won’t be eligible to receive the funding.
If your costs go up after receiving your grant offer letter, please tell us as soon as possible. If you change installers without telling us or without having your new quote approved, we will withdraw your grant offer.
Once the work is complete, your installer will provide you with an invoice along with an electrical installation certificate.
Once you’ve paid for the installation, you’ll receive a paid invoice from your installer. Please follow the instructions provided with your grant offer letter. You’ll also need to send us your completed claim form, paid invoice, electrical installation certificate, and signed commercial host agreement so that we can process your claim.
Terms and conditions
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This fund is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.
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