The Destination Net Zero programme is one of the Scottish Government’s funded Covid-19 tourism recovery projects. It aims to provide support for businesses to develop their Net Zero Action Plans, building their resilience and aligning with Scottish Government targets.
The Fund aims to contribute to businesses’ recovery and resilience and prepare Scottish Tourism for the future and the growth of electric vehicle (EV) usage.
What funding is available?
The funding available is 75% of the total cost of the charge point and installation (including applicable VAT), up to a maximum of £15,000.
Funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until 8 September 2022 (or earlier if budget is used before this date). Funding is not available for installations that have already taken place or for installations already in progress.
Who can apply?
The Fund is open to all eligible tourism businesses in Scotland who have an appropriate space in which an EV charge point can be safely installed and used by visitors and staff. Read the full criteria document.
The business must own the land on which the EV charge point is installed or, if the property is leased, have written permission from the landowner for the installation. It is a condition of the funding that following installation, the EV charge point must be made available for visitors or guests to use, for which a charge can be levied by the business.
The Fund is only available for micro or small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses based in Scotland who have been trading for at least 12 months.
Applicants must be a tourism business and must market themselves as a tourism business. For additional information on eligibility, please read the ful eligibility criteria.