Low Emission Zone support fund

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About Low Emission Zones

Low emission zones (LEZs) aim to tackle poor air quality in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Dundee.

Funding has been made available through the Low Emission Support Fund for Households to help households avoid penalties, meet the minimum emission standards and explore active and shared transport.

LEZs have been introduced in several Scottish cities to improve air quality. These LEZs restrict access to specific areas for more polluting vehicles. 

Anyone driving a vehicle that doesn't meet a LEZ's emission standards receives a penalty. Only LEZ-compliant vehicles can enter LEZ zone penalty-free. There have been grace periods to give drivers time to switch to zone-compliant travel.

Glasgow is already enforcing penalties. In Dundee, penalties come into force on 30 May 2024. Edinburgh and Aberdeen start LEZ penalties from 1 June 2024.

You can also use this online vehicle checker to see if your vehicle is LEZ compliant. You’ll need your vehicle registration number to hand.

Check your vehicle

Low Emission Zone Support Fund for Households

The Low Emission Support Fund for Households offers grants to help those most impacted by the LEZ restrictions. This funding helps households avoid penalties and move to less polluting transport options.

The Low Emission Zone Support Fund for Households offers a cash grant when you safely dispose of your vehicle. Furthermore, the Travel Better Fund provides financial assistance to help you replace the vehicle with less polluting and more sustainable travel options.

How to apply for the LEZ Support Fund

Register your interest

If you wish to apply for funding, you can complete a self-referral form to check your eligibility via Energy Saving Trust.