Local Business Clean Air LGV and Minibus Fund Programme

Apply for the Local Business Clean Air LGV and Minibus Programme here

Please be aware that this scheme has now been extended to allow local residents apply for a grant to upgrade a non-compliant vehicle. Businesses/organisations who are planning to upgrade to a compliant vehicle should apply as soon as possible as funds are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The Clean Air LGV Programme has over £10m in funding to help local companies (SMEs) and charities to upgrade their vehicles to meet the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) standards. Charities, Educational Establishments, Community Transport Operations and businesses classed as Small/Medium sized enterprises (including self-employed/sole traders) based within the Bradford Metropolitan District are eligible to apply.

The business / organisation must have been registered at an address within the Bradford Metropolitan District prior to 14 June 2023 and at the time of grant application.

The business / organisation must own a non-compliant vehicle registered to the same address from prior to 14 June 2023 and at the time of the application. The non-compliant vehicle should be in use i.e. taxed, insured and with a valid MOT if applicable. 

Grants are not available to any applicant who has already upgraded or bought a compliant vehicle. Grants cannot be awarded retrospectively.

With 2,300 grants available, each up to £4,500 per vehicle, the grant covers:

  • the upgrade of non-compliant LGVs and minibuses to Clean Air Zone standards.
  • the purchase of a replacement Clean Air Zone complaint vehicle.

Grants of £4,500 per vehicle are also available for

  • the ongoing running costs of a fully electric vehicle (where owned or leased for a minimum of 2 years). The grant will be paid in 2 annual instalments.

For clarity, where this information refers to the Clean Air Zone vehicle standard, for LGVs and minibuses, the standard is that the vehicle must be either Euro 6 diesel, Euro 4 petrol, Euro 4 petrol/LPG conversion, Euro 4 petrol/hybrid, fully electric or hydrogen fuel.

Find out more about the Clean Air Zone:

Clean Air LGV and Minibus Grants webinar

Watch our Clean Air LGV and Minibus Grants webinar.

This webinar took place on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, it described the planned charges, grants and exemptions available to businesses and individuals who will be affected by the planned Clean Air Zone, with a particular focus on the LGV and minibuses grants programme. The webinar was hosted by Barney Mynott, Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses, and included a presentation by Graham Feather from Bradford Council's Clean Air Team.