Electric vehicle chargepoint grant for renters and flat owners
The grant provides electric vehicle (EV) drivers who are renters or own a flat with support towards the costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points.
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An electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint grant can help towards the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint socket at your property.
You can get 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, up to a maximum of £350.
You can apply for this grant if you either:
own and live in a flat
rent any residential property (this includes properties under the shared ownership scheme)
You must own an eligible vehicle and your home must have its own private off-street parking space.
You cannot apply if you have already claimed for the grant or its predecessors - the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) or the Domestic Recharge Scheme.
Read the section of this guidance on Eligibility for more information about who can apply.
To qualify for this grant you need to meet the following requirements.
This grant is only for vehicles on the list of OZEV-approved electric vehicles.
The following people are eligible to access the grant:
individuals who become registered keepers of a new or second-hand eligible electric vehicle – the registered keeper is not necessarily the owner of a vehicle, but the person responsible for the car that pays for road tax and MOT
individuals who are assigned a company car
individuals who lease an eligible vehicle
individuals who are named, by their employer, as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle
individuals who have ordered an eligible electric vehicle
If your vehicle lease is a bundle with a chargepoint, it must:
state that you own the chargepoint once payment is complete
itemise the cost of the chargepoint and installation, including VAT
ensure the chargepoint warranty meets the grant requirements
ensure the associated vehicle lease is for at least 6 months
You must show your installer proof that you own or lease your electric vehicle.
This grant is for domestic properties only.
The property must be either:
a flat (a single unit property in a multi unit building) - the applicant living in it may be the owner or renter of the flat
a single unit property that is rented in its entirety, including multiple occupancy properties - where the applicant’s tenancy is defined by a rental agreement
Properties rented through the shared ownership scheme are eligible.
The grant cannot be given if the installation of the chargepoints and / or infrastructure was a mandatory requirement.
You must be a resident at the property.
For rental properties you cannot live with the landlord/ homeowner.
Any necessary third-party permissions, such as from a landlord or freeholder or managing agent of a block of flats, must be obtained before an installation occurs.
The property must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. If your property is in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not eligible.
Dedicated off-street parking
The property must have designated, private off-street parking. This may be co-located with the property or separate from it. Where the parking is separate, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a legal entitlement to the parking space.
The parking must be suitable for a chargepoint installation (a survey before installation must be conducted by the installer). The parking must be able to permit an eligible vehicle to be charged safely. You must be able to access the parking space at all times.
You must use OZEV-approved installers and chargepoint models.
The aim of the scheme is to accelerate the uptake of electric chargepoints for people living in flats and rental accommodation.
Funding is confirmed until 31 March 2025.
The grant is open. The government reserves the right to end or change this grant scheme.
If the grant ends or the grant amount changes, the government will:
aim to provide 4 weeks’ notice
honour claims made before any public announcement, subject to the grant criteria
How to apply
Contact an OZEV-approved installer to get a quote for the work.
If you accept the quote, you can ask the installer to start your claim. Your installer will:
ask you for your contact details to submit to OZEV
send you an email with a link to an online form
You use the form to provide details of your property and your vehicle to OZEV. The form checks that you are eligible for the grant.
If you are eligible for the grant, OZEV will let your installer know that they can start the work.
Your installer must either complete the work within 90 days of your application being approved, or request an extension. If they do not, ask the installer to submit a new application.
When your installer finishes the installation, they will claim the grant on your behalf.
They will give details of your chargepoint to OZEV, along with photographs of the installation and an invoice.
Your installer must deduct the grant amount from your bill before they apply for the grant. Your invoice must show the total installation cost minus the grant amount.
Once OZEV approves an application they will pay the grant amount to your installer.
In some cases, OZEV may choose to audit your installation to check it meets the grant requirements. If they do, OZEV will arrange for auditors to contact you for a site visit.
If you have any questions about your application you can:
speak to your installer