Businessman with briefcase charging electric vehicle

New eligibility criteria for the workplace and home charge point schemes have been announced by OZEV. 

 

The extended workplace scheme will open up funding to businesses such as:

  • B&Bs and small accommodation businesses
  • SME’s
  • Charities
  • Owners of commercially let premises

The home charge scheme will open up opportunities for:

  • Landlords
  • Social housing providers
  • Owners of apartment blocks

The new schemes will launch in early 2022.


What does it all mean?

Workplaces

  • Up to £350 grant available per socket
  • Maximum grant of up to £14,000
  • Applicants must be registered with Companies House or have a VAT registration
  • Workplaces must have private parking reserved for staff or fleet use

 

Small accommodation businesses and charities

  • Up to £350 grant available per socket
  • Maximum grant of up to £14,000 (limit of 40 applications)
  • Applicants must be a registered charity or, if an accommodation business, employ less than 250 employees
  • Accommodation providers and charities must have off-street parking but use of charge points can include staff and visitors

 

Owners of commercially let properties

  • Up to £350 grant available per socket
  • Maximum grant of up to £35,000 (limit of 100 applications)
  • Applicants must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT  registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing. 
  • The property must be a commercially let unit that has parking associated with it. 
  • The charge point must be installed in private parking that is reserved for staff or fleet use. 

 

SMEs

  • Up to £850 grant available per parking bay 
  • Maximum grant of up to £15,000 per building (limit of 5 applications)
  • Grants will also be given towards supporting infrastructure to allow a charge point to be installed at a later date (up to £500 per bay)
  • Applicants must be a registered with Companies House or have a VAT registration
  • Businesses must employ less than 250 employees
  • The charge point must be installed with private parking.
  • A minimum of five bays should be set aside for EV charging however only one must have a charge point installed.

 

Home charge scheme

Homeowners and those renting

  • Applicants must have a qualifying electric vehicle
  • live in a residence that has off-street parking
  • £350 towards the cost of a charge point
  • Only one application per person
  • The scheme will run until 31 March 2022. Charge points must be installed by this date with claims submitted by 30 April.


From 2022, the grant scheme will change and open up to:

Building owners including landlords and social housing providers

  • Up to £350 per socket
  • Maximum grant up to £70,000 (limit of 200 applications)
  • Applicants must be a registered business or public authority. If they are a  private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing. 
  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property (within the overall maximum grant available). 

 

Owners of apartment blocks

  • Up to £30,000 per building towards 
  • Limit of 30 applications per year per applicant.
  • The amount of grant available per application will depend on how many parking  bays are being provided with either a chargepoint socket (up to £850 available  per bay) 
  • Grants will also be given towards supporting infrastructure to allow a charge point to be installed at a later date (up to £500 per bay)
  • Applicants must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a  private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT  registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing. 
  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property within the overall maximum of £30,000 per property). 
  • A minimum of five bays must be set aside for EV charging with at least one of which must have a working charge point. 

 

How Elmtronics can help
As an authorised OZEV installer, Elmtronics can support any business or homeowner to take advantage of the grants on offer. We handle all the paperwork on your behalf, making it easier to save money on your charge points. And there’s no need to wait until the grant applications open to start planning, talk to us today and we can help you start to plan.