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Grants and funding

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

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Green Tourism Accreditation

Destination Plymouth has launched an new partnership with 'Green Tourism' to position Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City as a leading destination in sustainable tourism. The 3-year partnership gives eligible businesses the opportunity to achieve the internationally recognised ‘Green Tourism Standard’ while supporting them to recover and grow in an environmentally sustainable way.

There is nothing to pay for the first year if signed up before 30 June 2022, and successful partner businesses will also benefit from preferential annual fees in years two and three.

Your opportunity to achieve Green Tourism Accreditation - Visit Plymouth

Plug in van grants

Will pay for 35% of the purchase price for eligible vehicles, up to £2500 for small vans and £5000 for large vans.

Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant - GOV.UK (

Workplace charging scheme

Offers up to £350 per charging socket for up to 40 sockets.

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure - GOV.UK (

Electric vehicle home charging scheme

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties. From April 2022, this scheme will only be available to homeowners who live in flats or people in rental accommodation.

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure - GOV.UK (

Grants for Goods

For social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000

Grants for Good – Matthew Good Foundation (Reg Charity 1143550)

DPD Eco Fund

Anyone can apply for funding from the DPD Eco Fund, although it is particularly encouraged for community groups, educational facilities and start-up companies, with all applications needing to be of a green, ecological or sustainability nature, with the project benefiting the environment.

DPD UK | The UK’s Most Sustainable Delivery Company

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