EV Chargepoint Grants

EV Chargepoint grant scheme: eligibility, application, and installation guidance for customers and installers

There are specific criteria that as a customer you will need to meet, this criteria is specific to your business type. Its important your application matched your eligibility.

Last Updated: 26th February 2024

What is the Workplace Charging Scheme?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides eligible organisations with financial support towards the cost of purchasing and installing workplace electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

This information has been put together to help applicants. The WCS grant can be used alongside with the EV Infrastructure grant for Staff and fleets at the same location but not for the same chargepoints. Claiming for a chargepoint twice via the WCS and and EV grant applicate risks prosecution for fraud.

For more guidance on the Workplace Charging scheme contact the OZEVgrant.com team.

Free Eligibility Checker

For a free pre-application eligibility check, complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch

Grant eligibility for Commercial

Grant: State-Funded Schools

This grant is the newest addition to the Workplace Charging Scheme. Within this grant you could receive a maximum of 75% of the full cost, or up to £2,500 per charging socket with a maximum of 40 sockets. This grant is exclusive to state-funded schools, nurseries, and academies. With a current end date set for March 31, 2025. The key eligibility criteria include being based in the UK, having a need or future need for EV charging, off-street parking, and meeting certain financial thresholds.

Grant: Workplaces

Your organisation could receive up to 75% of the full EV chargepoint purchase and installation (inclusive of VAT). This voucher-based scheme is limited to £350 per socket and a maximum of 40 sockets allocated to any workplace site.

Check your eligability now!

Grant: Commercial Landlords

Commercial landlords can apply for up to 100 grants per year. The EV chargepoint grant is limited to £350 or 75% of the cost of purchasing and installing a socket (whichever is the lower amount). Each application may apply to multiple or single properties.

Check your eligability now!

Grant: Fleets and staff

Small and medium sized businesses can receive up to 5 grants totalling £75,000 towards the cost of installing EV infrastructure and chargepoints for use by staff or company fleets.

Check your eligability now!

Grant eligibility for Residential

Grant: Residential Carparks

The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks supports both EV charging infrastructure as well as providing money towards installing the chargepoints. This is specifically designed to help organisations and businesses who lease, rent or manage residential properties. One grant per building is permitted with a maximum grant value of £30,000. The EV grant for landlords can be used in addition to this grant if further chargepoints are required.

Check your eligability now!

Grant: Flat Owners & Tenants

Flat owners or Tenants can apply for a single grant of £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation cost of a chargepoint socket (whichever is the lower amount).

Check your eligability now!

Grant: Residential & Mixed-Use Landlords

Residential landlords may be eligible for up to 200 grants per year, whilst commercial landlords can apply for up to 100 grants. For mixed-use properties, the number of grants the landlord can apply for will depend on whether they will be used by the commercial or residential tenants at each site. The EV chargepoint grant is limited to £350 or 75% of the cost of purchasing and installing a socket (whichever is the lower amount). Each application may apply to multiple or single properties.

Check your eligability now!

Grant: On-Street Parking Grant

This is the newest of the domestic EV Chargepoints available for homeowners. This grant helps people who live in houses with on-street parking to get and utilise electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The grant covers up to 75% of the cost or up to £350. Some of the eligibility requirements of this grant include: the need to live in the house in question, have adequate on-street parking defined by local planning authorities, and own an eligible vehicle.

Costs associated with an EV chargepoint installation

There is a variety of different costs that are covered in the grant as well as a handful which are not. To help you understand this below is a list of costs included in the grants as well as excluded costs.

Costs included in the grant

As well the cost of charging infrastructure, the grant supports other associated costs including:

  • Wi-fi, cellular repeaters, or communications media needed to operate the chargepoints
  • Grid connections are included but the grant excludes costs linked to grid reinforcement
  • Footings or concrete plinths to support future chargepoints
  • Signage associated with the chargepoints
  • Reinstatement work associated with the chargepoints
  • Vehicle barriers associated with the chargepoints
  • The purchase cost of the chargepoint units
  • Electrical hardware or components required for the chargepoints
  • Associated civil engineering work
  • Labour costs associated with the installation of the infrastructure and chargepoints
  • Reporting and Project Management costs
  • Any associated VAT incurred by the customer
  • The grant covers software and hardware used to manage and/or maintain the chargepoints. However, it excludes ongoing software support services.
  • Site surveying costs that lead to a completed installation
  • If installed at the same time as the chargepoint, the capital cost of additional smart meter or current clamp devices may be included

See how much you can save!

Costs Excluded by the grant

  • Administration and maintenance costs
  • Interest charges, profits, bad debts, and entertainment costs
  • Contingency allowances including inflation, although reasonable inflation rates are permitted in relation to materials and labour cost estimates
  • Any additional land acquired for the proposed infrastructure
  • Ongoing costs relating to back-office data provision
  • Operating costs such as maintenance
  • Costs relating to extending warranties beyond the initial 3 year period
  • Transportation costs
  • Marketing expenses
  • Any additional costs not detailed eligible for inclusion in the grant

Existing installations

How to make a claim against an existing installation

Unfortunately, you can’t claim for EV chargepoint sockets that were installed prior to your grant application.

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What is the Workplace Charging Scheme?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides eligible organisations with financial support towards the cost of purchasing and installing workplace electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) created the scheme for businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

If your workplace is in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, your organisation could be eligible for the WCS. It is administered by the Driver and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

This information has been put together to help applicants. The WCS grant can be used alongside with the EV Infrastructure grant for Staff and fleets at the same location but not for the same chargepoints. Claiming for a chargepoint twice via the WCS and and EV grant applicate risks prosecution for fraud.

Free Eligibility Checker

For a free pre-application eligibility check, complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch

Grant eligibility for Commercial

Check your eligability now!

EV Chargepoint Grant for Schools

This grant is the newest addition to the Workplace Charging Scheme. Within this grant you could receive a maximum of 75% of the full cost, or up to £2,500 per charging socket with a maximum of 40 sockets. This grant is exclusive to state-funded schools, nurseries, and academies. With a current end date set for March 31, 2025. The key eligibility criteria include being based in the UK, having a need or future need for EV charging, off-street parking, and meeting certain financial thresholds.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Workplaces

Your organisation could receive up to 75% of the full EV chargepoint purchase and installation (inclusive of VAT). This voucher-based scheme is limited to £350 per socket and a maximum of 40 sockets allocated to any workplace site.

EV Chargepoint Grants for Commercial Landlords

Commercial landlords can apply for up to 100 grants per year. The EV chargepoint grant is limited to £350 or 75% of the cost of purchasing and installing a socket (whichever is the lower amount). Each application may apply to multiple or single properties.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Fleets and Staff

Small and medium sized businesses can receive up to 5 grants totalling £75,000 towards the cost of installing EV infrastructure and chargepoints for use by staff or company fleets.

Grant eligibility for Residential

Dependant of your business type your grant allowances and your eligibility criteria can change. Below are the criteria you must fall under for a range of business types.

Check your eligability now!

EV Chargepoint Grant for On-Street Parking

This is the newest of the domestic EV Chargepoints available for homeowners. This grant helps people who live in houses with on-street parking to get and utilise electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The grant covers up to 75% of the cost or up to £350. Some of the eligibility requirements of this grant include: the need to live in the house in question, have adequate on-street parking defined by local planning authorities, and own an eligible vehicle.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Residential Carparks

The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks supports both EV charging infrastructure as well as providing money towards installing the chargepoints. This is specifically designed to help organisations and businesses who lease, rent or manage residential properties. One grant per building is permitted with a maximum grant value of £30,000. The EV grant for landlords can be used in addition to this grant if further chargepoints are required.

EV Chargepoint Grant for Flat Owners & Tenants

Flat owners or Tenants can apply for a single grant of £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation cost of a chargepoint socket (whichever is the lower amount).

EV Chargepoint Grants for Residential & Mixed-Use Landlords

Residential landlords may be eligible for up to 200 grants per year, whilst commercial landlords can apply for up to 100 grants. For mixed-use properties, the number of grants the landlord can apply for will depend on whether they will be used by the commercial or residential tenants at each site. The EV chargepoint grant is limited to £350 or 75% of the cost of purchasing and installing a socket (whichever is the lower amount). Each application may apply to multiple or single properties.

Costs associated with an EV chargepoint installation

There is a variety of different costs that are covered in the grant as well as a handful which are not. To help you understand this below is a list of costs included in the grants as well as excluded costs.

See how much you can save.

Costs included in the grant

As well the cost of charging infrastructure, the grant supports other associated costs including:

  • Wi-fi, cellular repeaters, or communications media needed to operate the chargepoints
  • Grid connections are included but the grant excludes costs linked to grid reinforcement
  • Footings or concrete plinths to support future chargepoints
  • Signage associated with the chargepoints
  • Reinstatement work associated with the chargepoints
  • Vehicle barriers associated with the chargepoints
  • The purchase cost of the chargepoint units
  • Electrical hardware or components required for the chargepoints
  • Associated civil engineering work
  • Labour costs associated with the installation of the infrastructure and chargepoints
  • Reporting and Project Management costs
  • Any associated VAT incurred by the customer
  • The grant covers software and hardware used to manage and/or maintain the chargepoints. However, it excludes ongoing software support services.
  • Site surveying costs that lead to a completed installation
  • If installed at the same time as the chargepoint, the capital cost of additional smart meter or current clamp devices may be included

Costs excluded by the grant

  • Administration and maintenance costs
  • Interest charges, profits, bad debts, and entertainment costs
  • Contingency allowances including inflation, although reasonable inflation rates are permitted in relation to materials and labour cost estimates
  • Any additional land acquired for the proposed infrastructure
  • Ongoing costs relating to back-office data provision
  • Operating costs such as maintenance
  • Costs relating to extending warranties beyond the initial 3 year period
  • Transportation costs
  • Marketing expenses
  • Any additional costs not detailed eligible for inclusion in the grant

Existing installations

How to make a claim against an existing installation

Unfortunately, you can’t claim for EV chargepoint sockets that were installed prior to your grant application.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I apply for an OZEV grant?

Before you apply for an OZEV grant, you first need to identify which grant will be fit your needs. You may need improvements to your electricity supply infrastructure before you can arrange for EV chargepoints to be installed. The OZEVgrants.com team can guide you through the application process and advise you on chargepoint equipment that is eligible for grant support.

How does the OZEV grant scheme work?

The government provides OZEV grants to encourage the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. 

If your application for a chargepoint grant is approved, your installer will claim the grant on your behalf. This involves uploading your invoice along with photos of the chargepoints and supporting documentation. Your final invoice from the installer will include the grant discount. 

The grant application process, criteria, and preparation for each type of OZEV grant differs, however, here is an example of a 7-step process for how the EV Chargepoint grant for staff and fleets could work: 

  1. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-authorised installer. Once you’ve chosen an installer, ask them for their OZEV installer number. The installer will need to treat each application as one job and provide a single invoice at the end of the installation process
  2. Make sure you’ve chosen an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model
  3. Carefully complete the OZEV Grant Application Form 
  4. Your installer can start work as soon as your grant application is approved
  5. Once the work is completed, your installer will then claim the grant on your behalf. This involves uploading your invoice along with photos of the chargepoints and a diagram of the carpark. Your final invoice will include the grant discount 
  6. You’ll then receive an email from OZEV and you’ll have 7 working days to review the information and inform OZEV if any of the details are incorrect. 
  7. If no adjustments are required, there’s no need to contact OZEV as they will automatically pay the grant to your installer once the 7 working days have expired. 

 

When will the OZEV grant funding scheme end?

The EV infrastructure and chargepoint grants have an official closing date of 31st March 2024 at 11.59pm. However, OZEV reserve the right to change the eligibility rules with 4 weeks’ notice. This won’t affect vouchers already issued. The next scheduled review of the OZEV Grant provision is set for March 2023. As the Government scales back its spending plans, the scheme could be at risk of cancellation. We recommend submitting your application now because a delay could mean your organisation misses out.

How much will I save on each chargepoint with an OZEV grant?

For UK domestic properties, the EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties.

If you’re a flat owner or a tenant, you can claim for the chargepoint grant which provides £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation of a socket (whichever is the lower amount).

As a Landlord and property owner, you can apply for both the electric vehicle chargepoint grant and the electric vehicle infrastructure grant. 

 

The chargepoint grant provides £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation of a

socket (whichever is the lower amount). Each landlord can apply for up to 200 grants for residential properties each financial year. There is a limit of 100 grants for commercial properties. The installations can be allocated to one property or across multiple properties. 

 

The infrastructure grant provides up to £30,000 or 75% of the cost of installing multiple chargepoints and the related building work. The exact amount will depend on the number of parking spaces included in the work. Each infrastructure grant must apply to a different property. The grant can include wiring and infrastructure to allow for future additional chargepoint installations. In each financial year, a maximum of 30 infrastructure grants may be submitted.  

The Workplace Charging Scheme also provides up to 75% of the full EV chargepoint purchase and installation cost (inclusive of VAT). This voucher-based scheme is limited £350 per socket and a maximum of 40 sockets allocated to any workplace site.

Are OZEV grants capped?

Yes, All of the different grants available are capped. These grants are capped at different amounts.

 

For Flat owners or tenants the grant is capped at £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation of a socket (whichever is the lower amount).

 

With the chargepoint grant you can receive up to £350 up to 75% off the purchase and per socket (whichever is the lower amount). With landlords being able to claim up to 200 grants for residential properties and commercial being able to claim 100.

 

The infrastructure grant is capped at £30,000 or 75% of the cost of installing multiple chargepoints and the related building work. The exact amount will depend on the number of parking spaces included in the work. Each infrastructure grant must apply to a different property with, a maximum of 30 infrastructure grants may be submitted per business.

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