Business chargepoint funding

Support provided by Energy Savings Trust

What does this involve?

To support the use of electric vehicles across Scotland, Transport Scotland offers grant funding to help organisations install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on their premises. The funding is distributed by Energy Saving Trust and is currently available for chargepoints that will only be used by occupiers, staff and visitors.

Grants to cover up to 50% of the costs of purchasing and installing electric vehicle chargepoints are available to rural businesses and property factors who manage communal property areas, including parking, and other organisations that manage communal parking for residential properties, such as private landlords.

Grants to cover up to 75% of the costs of purchasing and installing electric vehicle chargepoints are available to third sector organisations.

Am I eligible?

Grants are available to cover up to 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle chargepoints if your business is:

  • a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • in a rural area of Scotland

Property factors who manage communal property areas, including parking, and other organisations that manage communal parking for residential properties, such as private landlords, are also eligible.

Grants to cover up to 75% of the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle chargepoints are available to third sector organisations such as charities, community groups and not-for-profits.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply for funding. You may be offered 50% of your installation costs if you are a rural business or property factor and 75% if you are a third sector organisation.

Who is this for?

Businesses in rural Scotland, property factors and third sector organisations that want to install chargepoint infrastructure at their premises.

How long does this take?

Energy Saving Trust aims to process complete applications within 15 working days. A decision cannot be guaranteed before this. If information is missing, it will take longer to process.

Important information

There are separate application forms and funding rules for third sector and property factor applicants, which are available on the Energy Saving Trust website.

Next steps

If you wish to apply for chargepoint funding, visit the Energy Saving Trust website for more information and to check your eligibility.

Support provided by Energy Savings Trust

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