Clean Air Zone financial support

Clean Air Zone financial support

What financial support is available, who can apply, how to register your interest.

We’ll make grants and loans available to help people and businesses prepare for the Clean Air Zone by upgrading to a compliant vehicle. 

View a map of Bristol's Clean Air Zone.

Grants and loans

We have agreed a £42m package of support with the government.
It includes:

  • £1.8 million of loans and grants to help people who need to change their vehicle 
  • £32 million for businesses to upgrade HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles
  • £5.9 million to help people switch to public transport and make more journeys by walking or cycling with free electric bike loans, cycle training and free bus tickets

Who can apply for loans and grants


If you work in the Clean Air Zone and earn less than £26,000, you’ll be prioritised in our first round of funding. 

This will increase to £27,000 in the spring 2022.


Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and self-employed people based in the zone will be prioritised for business grants. A SME is any enterprise with up to 250 employees. 

We may extend this to other businesses and organisations in the spring depending on how many loans and grants have already been granted.

Register your interest

Check our Clean Air Zone charges and vehicle checker page to see if your current vehicle would be charged.

If it would be charged, you can register your interest for financial support and we’ll get back to you in early 2022.

Sustainable travel options

The government have given us funding to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. More details coming soon.

Check the TravelWest site for existing support for:

More information

If you need more information or help to prepare for the Clean Air Zone: