Funding to replace community transport vehicles

About the Plugged-in Communities Grant Fund

The Energy Saving Trust has just announced their plugged-in communities grant fund (formerly Plugged-in Households) will continue supporting Scottish community transport organisations in 2024/25. 

Funding can cover 100% of costs, up to £75,000, to replace a community transport vehicle with a zero-emission alternative, to support community trips and services.

Funding excludes VAT (unless deemed non-reclaimable), and no match funding is required. Grants are available to cover the following zero-emission vehicles:

  • Cars
  • Light goods vehicles
  • Minibuses
  • Mopeds/ motorcycles

This funding round follows the popular round 1 and 2 funds, that ran in 2022/23 and 2023/24.

These rounds supported community transport organisations and highlighted the high demand from the sector to help make the switch to zero-emission vehicles. 

Advice sessions

There are a series of online advice and drop-in sessions ran by The Energy Saving Trust to help support applicants. These will take place on:

  • Wednesday 10 July 2024 at 10am. Join the session.
  • Drop-in sessions: They’re running weekly drop in sessions to support applicants. If you would like more information please email and they’ll send you a link.


You can read more -including how to apply- on The Energy Saving Trust’s website