OZEV Grants

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What is the OZEV Grant?

The UK government has put in place several home and workplace grant schemes to encourage the use of electric vehicles and greener travel habits for businesses and the general public. These schemes reduce the overall cost of EV charge points when you successfully apply for the relevant OZEV grant. 

Electric Chargepoint Grant

What is the Electric Chargepoint Grant?

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.

Who can apply for the Electric Chargepoint Grant?

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.

How much is the grant worth? And what is the eligibility criteria?

The criteria and grant amount receivable vary with the type of applicant.  

Residentially let property landlords & housing associations

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 & flat-owner occupiers

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.

Commercially let property landlords

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. 

How can eFaraday help?

If you qualify, sit back and relax, as we take care of the claim on your behalf. 

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

What is the WCS?

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. 

Who can apply for the WCS?

Small accommodation businesses (with fewer than 249 employees), charities and registered businesses can apply for the WCS, if they meet the necessary application criteria. 

How does the WCS work?

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. 

What grant amount will I receive?

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.

How long does my WCS voucher last?

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. Your WCS voucher lasts for 6 months from the date it was claimed. This means that from the date of issue on the voucher, you’ll have 6 months to have the installation carried out.

What happens when my WCS expires?

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. 

I’ve applied for less than 40 sockets, can I apply for more later?

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.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Eligibility criteria for the WCS grant vary with each type of organisation. However, some criteria apply across the board:

  • You are a small accommodation business (with less than 249 employees), charity or registered business.

  • You have dedicated off-street parking and permission to install charge points. 

  • You can declare a need for EV charging equipment.

  • Parking spaces must be for fleet or employee use (this does not apply for small accommodation businesses).

I work from home, can I apply for the WCS?

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. 

How do I apply for the WCS?

You can apply for the WCS application online via the Workplace Charging Scheme application form.

Should I do anything before I apply?

Before you apply for the WCS, it’s advised that you carry out a few initial steps.

  • Firstly, if you do not own or manage the land where you wish to install your EV charge points, then you will need to secure permission from the landowner or owner prior to making your application. 
  • The UK Gov recommend that you ready the Energy Saving Trust’s advice on large fleets.  
  • Discuss your business needs in terms of EV charge points with an authorised WCS installer (like us!). Businesses’ requirements differ depending on the nature of the business and the site, so it’s a good idea to talk it all through and make sure you have the right charge points installed, that are compliant with the WCS approved charge point list. 
  • Lastly, it’s advised that your site undergoes a site survey. At eFaraday, we can carry this out, and it will ensure that the electrical capacity of your site can withstand the number of charge points wanting to be installed. 

By carrying out these initial steps, it limits your possibility of a rejected application.  

When does the WCS end?

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. 

When does the WCS end?

There is no an official end date for the WCS grant. However, the UK Government is continuously reviewing the scheme and changes can be made at any time.

How can eFaraday help?

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.

EV Infrastructure Grant

What is the EV Infrastructure Grant?

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. 

Who can apply for the EV Infrastructure Grant?

The grant is aimed at those wanting to install:

  • Residential car park charge points
  • Fleet & employee car park charge points

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. 

What are the eligibility criteria & grant amount for residential 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.

What are the eligibility criteria & grant amount for fleet & employee car park charge points?

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. 

Can I use the EV Infrastructure Grant in combination with another OZEV grant?

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.

How can eFaraday help?

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. 

Any questions?

We’re happy to assist you on every step of the way.

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