Important: do not install your charge point(s) until you’ve received a written grant offer from us. Funding isn’t available for completed installations or for installations already in progress.
No. We can only accept applications from the property factor, or organisations that manage communal parking space for residents.
If you live somewhere with communal parking, otherwise known as a factored development, and you’re interested in EV charging infrastructure, you may want to let your property factor know about this funding. You can use our example email template to get started:
I am writing to you as I’m interested in charging infrastructure being installed at [ADDRESS] to support myself and other residents who own or want to buy an electric vehicle. The Scottish Government aims to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032, and it’s offering a grant through Energy Saving Trust towards charging infrastructure to help meet this target. Funding is available of up to 50% of the total cost of installing charging infrastructure at factored developments.
You should agree on payment terms with your chosen installer before you apply for the funding. We don’t recommend that you pay before the charge point(s) are installed. We will only reimburse you after the installation has been completed, signed off as operational and commissioned.
If there’s an installer that you’d like to use who isn’t on our list of approved installers, they will need to complete our onboarding process first. The approved installer list shouldn’t replace your standard procurement checks and due diligence.