How to get your OZEV Grant Approved with Ease: 10 Tips to Minimise Application Stress

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Guide

Are you looking to apply for the OZEV grant but feeling overwhelmed by the process? You’re not alone. Applying for government grants can be a stressful and confusing process, but with the right guidance, you can minimise the stress and increase your chances of getting approved.

In this article, we’ll share 10 tips that will help you get your OZEV grant approved with ease. These tips are designed to simplify the application process, help you avoid common mistakes, and help ensure your application gets approved. From understanding the eligibility requirements to crafting a compelling application, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you’re a business owner, fleet manager, landlord, or tenant, read on to learn how to get your OZEV Chargepoint grant approved easily.

Benefits of an OZEV Grant and Electric Vehicles

Before we dive into the tips, let’s first take a closer look at the benefits of the OZEV Grant and Electric Vehicles (EVs). The OZEV grant scheme provides financial incentives to support installations of EV chargepoints. The UK Government will start to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. The move towards net zero carbon emissions will not only bring environmental benefits. EV owners also benefit from significant long-term financial savings. EVs are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles and require less maintenance. EVs also provide a smoother and quieter driving experience and consistent torque, making driving more enjoyable.

You can claim a significant discount via the OZEV Grant scheme:-

  •       Owners of commercial properties can claim £350 per socket and receive funding for up to 100 sockets per year.
  •       Small business owners can claim up to £15,000
  •       Landlords can claim £350 per charging socket to landlords.
  •       Multi-unit buildings can receive funding for a maximum of 200 sockets or £70,000.
  •       Apartment block owners could receive up to £30,000 for each building. You can get £850 for each parking space with a charger and an additional £500 for each space with the connectivity for future installation chargers.
  •       Renters and leaseholders can receive a grant of up to £350 per person to purchase and install a charge point

Top 10 tips to simplify the OZEV Grant application process

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into the top 10 tips to simplify the OZEV Grant application process.

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 Tip #1: Understand the eligibility requirements

Before you start the application process, it’s important to understand the eligibility requirements for the OZEV Grant. OZEV Grants are available for chargepoint installations that fit in the following categories:

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.

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.

Check your eligibility here: https://ozevgrant.com/apply-for-your-ozev-grant/

 

Tip #2: Choose the right EV

To be eligible for the OZEV Grant, you need to choose an EV that meets the eligibility requirements. There are many different EV models available, so it’s important to do your research and choose the one that’s right for you. Consider factors such as range, charging time, and price when making your decision.

Here’s a list of EVs that are eligble for the OZEV residential chargepoint grants: Full list

 

Tip #3: Calculate the total cost of the chargepoint installation and maintenance

When choosing which chargepoints to install, it helps to work with an experienced project management company that can advise you on chargepoint options, any infrastructure requirements, and ongoing maintenance costs. These can be tricky to estimate without assistance.

Contact the OZEVgrant.com team to find out more about project management services.

 

Tip #4: Calculate your potential chargepoint profits

A good project management company will also be able to provide you with estimates for the potential income generation from your chargepoints. With the right chargepoint solution, you could create an entirely new revenue stream for your organisation.

Contact the OZEVgrant.com team to find out more about project management services.

Tip #5: Apply early

The OZEV 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 OZEV application and checking your eligibility now because a delay could mean your business misses out on this scheme.

Tip #6: Provide accurate information

When filling out the application form, it’s important to provide accurate information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies can delay the approval process or even result in your application being rejected. Double-check all the information you provide before submitting your application.

Tip #7: Provide all required documentation

To support your application, you’ll need to provide certain documentation, such as proof of ownership or lease, proof of residency, and proof of purchase. Make sure you have all the required documentation and diagrams ready before starting the application process to avoid delays.

Tip #8: Only use an OZEV approved installer

If you’re applying for the OZEV Grant for a home charging point, it’s essential to use an OZEV approved installer. The installer must be approved by OZEV and meet specific standards; otherwise, your OZEV grant risks being rendered null and void.

Contact the OZEVgrant.com team to find your approved installer

Tip #9: Craft a compelling application

To improve your chances of OZEV Grant approval, it’s essential to craft a compelling application. Make sure you provide all the required information and highlight the benefits of switching to an EV. Use persuasive language to make your case for why you should receive the grant.

Tip #10: Make sure you’ve considered long-term chargepoint maintenance

Chargepoints require ongoing maintenance to ensure the remain fully operational and safe to use. The best maintenance providers will provide a combination of chargepoint maintenance software and in-person call-out services. Talk to a member of the OZEVgrant.com team for advice on chargepoint maintenance options.

Conclusion

Applying for the OZEV Grant can be a stressful and confusing process, but with the right guidance and project management, you can minimise the stress and increase your chances of getting approved. By understanding the eligibility requirements, choosing the right EV, and crafting a compelling application, you can simplify the application process and ensure that your application stands out from the crowd. Follow these 10 tips to get your OZEV Grant approved with ease and start enjoying the benefits of an electric vehicle today.

 

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