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Electric car charging point grants available

Electric car charging point grants available

If you are looking to purchase an electric car, or provide charging at your place of business, there are grants available to help offset the cost.

Here is information about what OZEV grants are available, the eligibility criteria, and how Hawkesworth can help with your vehicle charging point installation.

EV charge point grants at home

The EVHS scheme ended for the majority of homeowners on 31 March 2022. Landlords, homeowners in flats, and people living in rental accommodation are still able to claim.

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides up to two vouchers for grant funding of up to 75% or £350 towards installing domestic electric vehicle charging points.

The two vouchers are for two electric vehicles – you can only claim one voucher per eligible vehicle.

More information about EV charging points at home

EVHS grant criteria

  • You must own, rent or lease the property in question. For rented or leased properties, you will need permission from the person or company that owns the property
  • You must have dedicated off-street parking. If you only have on street-parking, speak to your local authority as there are grants they can claim for this
  • You must have purchased or be leasing a qualifying electric vehicle. If you are leasing the vehicle the lease must be for at least six months, but you can apply when you first get the vehicle. You will need to submit a copy of the lease agreement with your application
  • The installation must be completed by an OZEV approved supplier
  • The vehicle charging point must be equipped with ‘smart technology’, meaning that it can be remotely accessed and managed

You can only claim the vouchers once. So if you have two charge points installed at one property and move home, you will not be able to claim again.

Vouchers are valid for six months (180 days) and the installation needs to be completed in this timeframe.

If you are a resident of Scotland, you may also be eligible for cashback between £300 and £400 for your domestic EV installation. This grant is provided by Energy Savings Trust Scotland.

How to claim the EVHS grant

To claim the EVHS grant, get in touch with us, and we will help you claim the grant and arrange installation.

EV charge point grants for landlords

Landlords of residential and commercial properties are able to claim up to 200 vouchers a year for grant funding of up to 75% or £350 towards installing electric vehicle charging points.

The grant will run until 2024. It’s open to all relevant landlords across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

What type of landlords can apply for the EV grant scheme?

You can apply if you are one of the following:

  • A landlord of a property that lets the property
  • A right to manage company
  • A company owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
  • A company owning a building’s common areas
  • A property factor listed in the property factor register
  • A private registered provider of social housing
  • A public authority – such as a local council, government department or the NHS
  •  A charity

Holiday rental properties are not eligible for the grant.

Are there any prerequisites?

The spaces where the chargepoints are installed must be private and owned by you. If the parking space is not attached to your property, you may need to provide the deeds to show you own it.

You will also need to be registered with Companies House or have a VAT number. If you don’t have this information, your tenant(s) can apply for an alternative grant.

The grant is provided by OZEV, meaning you will have to work with an OZEV-approved installer (like Hawkesworth) to receive the funding.

How many EV chargepoints can I claim?

Residential landlords can claim up to 200 grants per financial year, while commercial landlords can claim up to 100.

How can I apply?

You can apply online through the gov.uk website.

EV charge point grants for business

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides vouchers that businesses, charities and public sector organisations can use to subsidise the costs of electric vehicle charging point supply and installation. These vouchers provide funding of up to 75% or £350 per charging point.

Companies can apply for up to forty vouchers. This means that you can apply for the grant multiple times as long as you meet eligibility requirements.

More information about EV charging points at work

A guide to EV charging points for business

WCS grant criteria

  • You must be a registered business, charity or public sector organisation, with a Companies House reference number, VAT registration number or HMRC registration letter
  • You must be able to declare a need for EV charging equipment or an intent to encourage the use of electric vehicles
  • You must have dedicated off-street parking for staff and fleets
  • You must own the property or have consent from your landlord to install the charging points
  • The vehicle charging point must be equipped with ‘smart technology’, meaning that it can be remotely accessed and managed
  • You can only claim for units/sites listed on the voucher to receive the grant
  • The installation must be completed by an OZEV (formerly OLEV) approved supplier

Vouchers are valid for six months (180 days) and the installation needs to be completed in this timeframe.

The charge point must be in place for a minimum of three years, otherwise OZEV may reclaim the grant. You may want to bear this in mind if you will be moving.

How to claim the WCS grant

You can apply for the vouchers online. Once you have your voucher, we will work with you to arrange installation of your vehicle charging point.

EV charge point grants for schools

There are specific grants available for state-funded schools in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Find out about the criteria and how to apply.

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Let Hawkesworth help you become more energy efficient

Our team will help you apply for funding so you can install an EV charging point and save money.

We are registered with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) as well as EVHS and WCS, meaning we can help you complete the paperwork required.

Get in touch with us today and see how easy applying for a grant can be.

Last updated: February 2024