Plugged-in Households Grant Fund launched by Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is launching a new grant fund called Plugged-in Households.

Not-for-profit housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland can apply for grant funding to procure the services of a zero emission car club, for use by their tenants, themselves and the wider local community. A car club provides shared access to one or more vehicles as an alternative to private car ownership and means:

  • households across Scotland can have affordable access to zero emission vehicles, including those without allocated off-street parking
  • those who only use a car occasionally have a viable alternative to owning a vehicle
  • people who do not have access to a private vehicle have more choice available to them over how they travel
  • more people have the chance to experience electric vehicles regardless of income or location.
  • Applications can be made for funding at least one zero emission vehicle per site with the Car Club operator contract running for 12 months from the point of vehicle delivery. Bids can also include budget for marketing and incentives to promote the car club to residents and the wider community. Charging infrastructure can be applied for and funded by ChargePlace Scotland grant funding, also administered by Energy Saving Trust.

    The grant fund will open in mid-October 2018 and the deadline for applications is 19 December 2018.

    Want to find out more?

    Energy Saving Trust are hosting a series of workshops this month to introduce the Plugged-in Households Grant Fund. Attendees will be given information on the application process and eligibility criteria, and will have the chance to meet car club operators, charge point installers and other housing associations and individuals who already use a car club.

    The workshops will be free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is essential so please confirm using the links below:

    • 22 October, 10am – 2pm
    • Glasgow Marriott Hotel

      500 Argyle Street

      Glasgow, G3 8RR

      • 24 October, 10am – 2pm
      • Village Hotel

        140 Crewe Road South

        Edinburgh, EH4 2NY

        • 26 October, 10am – 2pm
        • Mercure Hotel

          Church Street

          Inverness, IV1 1DX

          Further information

          If you have any questions please email the Energy Saving Trust Plugged-in Households Grant Fund team.

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