Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.
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 15 March 2024. Failure to meet this deadline will result in your grant offer being removed.
People living in Scotland can get up to £400 towards the cost of buying and installing home chargepoints for electric vehicles.
Check if you’re eligible
You can apply for funding (up to £400) for one grant type below if you’re either a:
rural and remote electric vehicle owner – you live in a small town, rural and remote area or Island of Scotland and own or lease an electric vehicle (including through work), or
Important: do not install your chargepoint until we send you a written grant offer. If you have already installed, or are in the process of installing, a chargepoint, you won’t be able to get the funding. Read the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.
Step one: if you live in Scotland and have bought a used electric vehicle through our used electric vehicle loan, please follow the instructions attached to your loan offer confirmation email.
Step three: upload a quote from your chosen installer along with proof of purchase or lease of your electric vehicle.
Important: you must wait until we have sent you a written grant offer before installing your chargepoint. You won’t be able to get the funding if you have already installed, or are in the process of installing, a chargepoint.
Please note, we won’t reimburse you for your domestic chargepoint grant until we receive:
confirmation that your used electric vehicle loan has been paid to your bank account
final confirmation that the vehicle has been purchased
To be eligible for the funding, your installer must be approved by both Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. Installers must successfully complete our onboarding process to be added to our list of eligible installers.
Payment terms are between you and your installer. However, we don’t recommend paying until the chargepoint has been installed. We will only reimburse you after the installation has been completed and commissioned.
You’ve applied for chargepoint funding – what happens next?
If your application is approved, we will issue you with a grant offer of up to £400 towards the cost.
Once you have this, you can arrange a date to install your chargepoint with your chosen installer. Remember you won’t be eligible for funding if you start the work before you receive your grant offer letter.
Once the work is complete, your installer will provide you with an invoice along with an electrical installation certificate (EIC).
If the cost of the installation goes up after you receive 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 you’ve paid for the installation, you’ll receive an invoice from your installer. Please follow the instructions that come with your grant offer letter. You’ll need to complete your claim form and upload your paid invoice along with the EIC to our portal (you will receive a link to this when your application is approved) so that we can process your claim.
Terms and conditions
We’re authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This fund is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.
Grants are offered on a first come, first served basis and are only available while there is enough funding. The grant may close, without notice, at any time within the 2023-24 financial year. If you apply while the grant is still open, there is no guarantee you will get an offer.
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