Low emission zone - support and funding

Individuals and households

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**Update 24 August 2023: Funding for the 2023/24 financial year has been opened and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis**



If you are in a low-income household living within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the LEZ, you may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £3,000. This includes:

  • £2,000 for disposing of vehicles which do not comply with the low emissions standards in authorised disposal centre
  • £500 Travel Better vouchers per adult, up to £1,000 per household to buy  bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes and public transport tickets.

Read more about eligibility and how to apply on the Energy Savings Trust website or contact 

Other support is available including for:Two children sitting in front of a family cargo bike looking at parent cycling the bke

  • e-bikes
  • family cargo bikes
  • adapted cycles
  • electric vehicles and chargers.

Read more about this support.


Free e-Cargo Bike trial

The Council has partnered with Cargo Bike Movement  to help individuals shift to more active and sustainable modes. You can try a range of electric cargo bikes for a free trial period if you live in the Edinburgh area.  

Email: info@cargobikemovement.org