The Electric Chargepoint Grant has replaced the previously named Electric Vehicle Homecharger Scheme (EVHS). It can help ease the initial upfront costs of installed EV charge points to domestic properties and can be claimed by landlords, flat-owner occupiers and those living in rented properties.
Residentially let property landlords, housing associations, those in rented accommodation and flat-owner occupiers can apply for the grant. Commercially let property landlords that have dedicated parking for staff or fleet use of the tenant or prospective tenant of their property only, can also apply.
The criteria and grant amount receivable vary with the type of applicant.
Residential landlords and housing associations can claim up to £350 per charging socket. Charge points with two sockets can therefore claim up to £700. A maximum of 200 grant funding applications can be made per year with no limit on the number of charging sockets per property; however, they must be installed across private parking spaces.
Renters and flat-owners who occupy their property can claim up to £350 towards their charge point equipment and its installation. Residents must have off-street parking and an eligible EV or PHEV to qualify for the grant and can only apply for one charge point per property.
Commercial property landlords can receive the grant if they have dedicated parking that is for staff or fleet use of the tenant or prospective tenant of their property, and not for public use. Up to 100 grants per year of up to £350 per charge point socket can be claimed. If a charge point has two sockets, then £700 could be claimed. There is no limit on the amount of charge point sockets per property, but they must be installed across private parking spaces.
If you qualify, sit back and relax, as we take care of the claim on your behalf.
The WCS grant is a voucher-based scheme and supports your business in the initial up-front costs of purchasing and installing workplace EV charge points. The grant can reduce costs by up to £14,000, with a maximum of 40 sockets per company and a cap at £350 per charge point socket.
Small accommodation businesses (with fewer than 249 employees), charities and registered businesses can apply for the WCS, if they meet the necessary application criteria.
Once you have applied for the WCS grant, you will need to wait and hear about the status of your application. Successful applicants will be issued with a unique voucher code via email. You will need to present this to your OZEV-authorised charge point installer prior to booking your installation.
Once installed, you can relax! Your charge point installer will claim back the grant amount on your behalf and then charge you the discounted amount of the installation.
Organisations can benefit from up to £14,000 in grant funding for up to 40 sockets. They can be applied for across all sites, with a maximum of £350 to be claimed for each charge point socket.
If you have an unclaimed and expired voucher, unfortunately this now becomes void and you will not be able to claim the WCS grant. You will have to submit another application to OZEV to get a new voucher.
Yes, you can. If you have applied for less than the maximum of 40 EV sockets, then you can submit additional applications in the future for the remaining sockets.
Eligibility criteria for the WCS grant vary with each type of organisation. However, some criteria apply across the board:
Yes! If you primarily work from home and your company is registered to your home address with Companies House or HMRC, then you could be eligible for the WCS grant, as long as you meet all the other necessary criteria.
You can apply for the WCS application online via the Workplace Charging Scheme application form.
Before you apply for the WCS, it’s advised that you carry out a few initial steps.
By carrying out these initial steps, it limits your possibility of a rejected application.
The UK government have yet to announce an end date of the WCS grant for businesses. However, changes will be made to the scheme in 2022. Don’t worry, it’s actually becoming more inclusive, by giving access to small businesses to get the support they need for workplace charging installation.
If you qualify, we can take care of the paperwork, answer any questions and sort out the grant on your behalf, when you have a 36 month monitoring contract with us.
The EV Infrastructure Grant contributes toward the infrastructure needed for EV charge points, such as electrical cabling, as well as the installation of the actual charge points, which are carried out at the same time as the infrastructure. Established in 2022, this grant is a new addition to the OZEV scheme.
The grant contributes toward the infrastructure needed for EV charge points, such as electrical cabling, as well as the installation of the actual charge points, which are carried out at the same time as the infrastructure.
The grant, therefore, means landlords do not need to install all the EV charge points that the infrastructure accommodates. They can therefore future-proof their site by creating the infrastructure now to enable the installation of charge points later on. Up to 30 grants can be claimed per financial year, with 1 grant per property.
The grant is aimed at those wanting to install:
Residential and commercial let landlords, social housing providers and property factors are all able to apply for the grant with the intention of installing residential car park charge points.
Small & mediums businesses are also able to apply for the EV infrastructure grant with the intention of installing fleet & employee car park charge points.
Residential and commercial let landlords, social housing providers and property factors can all claim up to 75% of the costs of EV charge point infrastructure, unit purchase and installation. There is a cap of £30,000 per application, with only one application allowed per property, but up to 30 applications can be made per year, therefore covering up to 30 different properties.
Within the £30,000 grant, up to £500 can be claimed for infrastructure costs per parking space and up to £350 per charge point that is installed at that point. All car parks must have at least 5 parking spaces and be multi-unit and for residential use, such as an apartment block or estate.
Small and medium businesses must be VAT registered or registered with Companies House to firstly apply for the EV Infrastructure Grant. They must also have 249 employees or fewer and have received less than €200,000 of public support within the last 3 financial years. The charge points installed must also only be for fleet or employee use and the car park off-street, clearly associated with the business’ premises, and have at least 5 parking spaces.
Companies can receive up to £500 per parking space towards infrastructure and up to £350 per charge point purchase and installation. The total amount of funding available cannot be more than 75% of the total charge point installation and infrastructure costs and is capped at £15,000 per application.
Yes, you can combine more than one OZEV grant in certain circumstances. For example, the Electric Chargepoint Grant or the Workplace Charging Scheme can be used in conjunction with the EV Infrastructure Grant on the same property but not on the same charge points.
We can help you find the best solution for your business or residential property, whether than be a home charger for yourself, your tenants or for fleet and employee use. We’ll support you in your application and provide a smooth and efficient installation process.
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) provides funding for local authorities to enable the transition to EVs in their areas. This funding can be used to part-fund the purchase and installation of on-street EV charge point infrastructure for residential needs.
The purpose of the scheme is to increase the availability and access to EV charge points, specifically to those without access to off-street parking, ensuring on-street parking isn’t a barrier to drivers making the switch to electric vehicles.
To be eligible, applicants must:
There is no strict minimum or maximum project size that can apply.
OZEV have allocated £30 million of funding for the scheme, to be used from 2022 to 2023. Funding is for up to 60% of eligible capital costs and funding up to £13,000 per charge point can be claimed.
The scheme is demand-led and therefore funding allocation prioritises applications that are installing infrastructure in areas with particualr air quality challenges, as well as those that have not received the Go-Ultra Low Cities Scheme or other similar types of funding.
Although the scheme is mainly focused on on-street installations, applications are considered for charge points situated in car parks owned by a local authority or another group whereby there are long term leasing agreements between the landowner and the local authority (such as village hall associations).
We can help local authorities with the ORCS as an approved OZEV installer. We’ll support you in your application and provide a smooth and efficient installation process, as well as an all-in-one management platform and a 24/7 maintenance and monitoring solution.
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