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Low Emission Zone Support Fund for businesses

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

Energy Saving Trust can now help micro businesses and sole traders within a 20km radius of the planned low emission zones in Scotland.

The Scottish Government is introducing low emission zones across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee between February and May 2022. Low emission zones are designed to improve local air quality by discouraging older, more polluting vehicles from entering the zone.

For more information, please visit our dedicated low emission zone webpage.

About the Low Emission Zone Support Fund for businesses and sole traders

The Low Emission Zone Support Fund, funded by Transport Scotland and administered by Energy Saving Trust, offers an incentive for eligible businesses to take their older, more polluting vehicles off the road.

Grants of £2,500 are available to micro businesses with nine or fewer full-time employees and sole traders who take a non-compliant vehicle to be scrapped at a Scottish authorised treatment facility. A grant offer must be in place prior to vehicle disposal.

For more information, please read our Low Emission Zone Support Fund leaflet for businesses.

To apply to the Low Emission Zone Support Fund for businesses, please fill in our business transport online form.

This support fund has been made available to help applicants avoid low emission zone penalties by moving away from non-compliant vehicles. We expect applicants to replace the scrapped vehicle with sustainable travel options, choosing to travel better where possible. We expect applicants who plan to purchase another vehicle to replace the scrapped vehicle with one that meets the low emission zone standards, therefore avoiding future penalties and helping to improve local air quality.

View information and eligibility on the Low Emission Zone Retrofit Fund for vans, wheelchair accessible taxis and heavy goods vehicles.

View information on funding for taxis and private hire vehicles in Scotland.

View information and eligibility on the Low Emission Zone Support Fund for households.

Energy Saving Trust is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This fund is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.