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Government grant funding options

Homes and businesses can benefit from huge savings when purchasing EV chargepoints

The Office for Zero Emissions (OZEV) provides grant funding schemes for both homes and businesses. You could be eligible to save thousands of pounds in this government incentive to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points across the UK. This is our breakdown of what's available.

So who's eligible, and what savings can be made?

Flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties

Workplace Charging Scheme for state-funded education institutions

Landlords, social housing providers and property factors

EV chargepoint grant for landlords

EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks

EV chargepoint grants for businesses, charities and public sector organisations

EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

Home EV Charging

EV chargepoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties

The EV chargepoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties provides funding towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1st April 2022.

Up to £350*

 

  • Up to 75% of the cost to buy and install a chargepoint, £350 per grant.

Who can claim the grant:

  • Homeowners who live in flats.

  • People living in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).


To be eligible for the grant, you must:

 

  • Have dedicated off-street parking.

  • Own, lease or have the use of a qualifying vehicle.

  • Not have already claimed the grant (either the EV chargepoint grant or the previous EVHS grant) for your EV.


If you live in Scotland, you may be eligible for an additional grant of up to £300** through the Energy Saving Trust (EST). This is on top of the £350 OZEV grant. 

EVHS

EV chargepoint grants for landlords, social housing providers and property factors

To assist landlords with providing EV charging to their tenants, the government has developed two OZEV grants. The EV chargepoint grant for landlords and the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks. These grants have been designed to save landlords thousands of pounds on infrastructure and installing EV chargers.

OZEV Property Factors

EV chargepoint grant for landlords

Up to £70,000* per year

 

  • Up to 75% of the cost to buy and install an EV chargepoint, limited to £350 per grant.

  • Each financial year, landlords can receive up to:
    200 grants for residential properties
    100 grants for commercial properties

These can be across several properties and installations or for one property.​


To be eligible for the grant, you must:

 

  • Building owners (including landlords and social housing providers and property factors).
    single-unit residential properties, such as flats and houses
    multi-unit residential prop
    erties, such as apartment blocks
    commercially-let units

Landlords

EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks 

Up to £900,000* per year

 

  • A grant of up to £30,000 per building or estate.

  • Limited to 30 grants per financial year.

  • You must install infrastructure for a minimum of 5 private off-street parking spaces, with at least one working chargepoint. 

  • Up to £850 grant funding is available per bay (£500 per parking bay provisioned with charging infrastructure, plus an additional £350 per parking bay with a EV chargepoint).

If more chargepoints are needed in addition to those provided by this grant, then the EV chargepoint grant for landlords may be used.


To be eligible for the grant, you must:

 

  • Landlords or other entity who rents, leases or manages properties in the UK.
    multi-unit residential properties, such as apartment blocks

Residential EV Charging
OZEV Landlords
OZEV Residential

EV chargepoint grants for businesses, charities and public sector organisations

The UK government has some of the most ambitious targets in the world for reducing carbon emissions and backed them up with substantial grants for electric car charging installations. There are two OZEV grants available to workplaces, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) and the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.

OZEV Businesses
Fleet EV CHarging

EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets

Small to medium business enterprises (SMEs) can also access the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets alongside the WCS grant, helping them install the infrastructure they need for chargepoints, now and in the future. Both grants can be used at the same site, but not for the same charging points.

Up to £75,000*

 

  • A grant is capped at £15,000 per building, or 75% of installation costs.

  • Up to £850 grant funding is available per bay (£500 per parking bay provisioned with charging infrastructure, plus an additional £350 per parking bay with a working EV chargepoint).

  • Chargepoints installed must be exclusively for staff or fleet use.

  • You must install infrastructure for a minimum of 5 private off-street parking spaces, with at least one chargepoint. 

  • Businesses can claim up to 5 grants (only one grant per site that the business owns, leases or rents).


To be eligible for the grant, you must:

 

  • SMEs with up to 249 employees.

OZEV Fleets

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

Up to £14,000*

 

  • The grant covers up to 75% of the total cost to purchase and install 
    EV chargepoints.

  • Up to £350 is available per socket.

  • Max. of 40 sockets across all sites per applicant.

  • Chargepoints must be used by staff or fleet only. Except for charities and small accommodation businesses, your guests and visitors may use the chargepoints.

Who can claim the grant:

  • Workplaces

  • Small accommodation businesses (inc. Hotels, B&Bs,
    Holiday Lets & Campsites) 

  • Charities

Please note, if your home is your registered workplace with Companies House or HMRC, you may be eligible for the grant.

OZEV WCS
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Workplace Charging Scheme for state-funded education institutions

Up to £100,000*

 

  • The grant covers up to 75% of the total cost to purchase and install 
    EV chargepoints.

  • Up to £2500 is available per socket.

  • Max. of 40 sockets across all sites (this includes any applications made previously through the Workplace Charging Scheme).

Who can claim the grant:

  • State-funded schools and education institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If your institution is in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not eligible

Please note, if you want to open your chargepoints to the public and charge for usage, you will need to ensure you comply with the Public Chargepoint Regulations 2023 and associated guidance.

OZEV Institutions
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