HGV Parking and Driver Welfare Grant Scheme – New Applications Invited (England)

Through the HGV Parking and Driver Welfare Grant Scheme, operators of truck-stops and roadside services can apply for government funding to carry out improvements to driver facilities.

The scheme provides match funding to support industry operators to improve HGV facilities in any of the following areas:

  • HGV parking capacity, including increasing spaces, reconfiguring layout, or developing an extension to an existing parking facilities site.
  • Driver welfare facilities, including toilets, shower facilities, rest areas, truck wash facilities (disabled toilets and accessibility facilities are also in scope for this funding).
  • Security for drivers, including lighting systems, CCTV and monitoring equipment, and secure fencing.
  • Decarbonisation, including electric HGV charging infrastructure, alternative fuel installation and solar energy.

The initiative forms part of the Government’s actions to address the shortage of HGV drivers and boost recruitment and retention.

Applicants can apply for grants of up to £315,000 per site to invest in capital improvement projects. For example, grants can be used to fund construction and refurbishment works, security equipment and installation, architecture and design and fixtures and fittings.

Businesses that operate HGV driver facilities at independent truck stops, motorway service areas, trunk road service areas, or local authority truck stops may apply. Sites must be located on, or near to, the strategic road network in England.

Applications for Round 3 must be submitted by 19 June 2024.