EV chargepoint and infrastructure grants for landlords

Information about how to get grant funding to install electric vehicle charge points, the grant’s eligibility and how to apply for funding.

Summary, Eligibility, How to apply and Supporting information has been updated on the 27 September 2022

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Summary

There are 2 grants you can get for installing chargepoints for electric vehicles at a property you own: an electric vehicle chargepoint grant (EV chargepoint grant) and an electric vehicle infrastructure grant (EV infrastructure grant).

An EV chargepoint grant gives you money off the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint socket. You can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower. You can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties.

An EV infrastructure grant gives you money off the cost of wider building and installation work that’s needed to install multiple chargepoint sockets. The work can be for sockets you want to install now and in the future. For example, an EV infrastructure grant can cover things like wiring and posts. You can get up to £30,000 or 75% off the cost of the work. The amount depends on how many parking spaces the work covers. You can receive up to 30 grants a year for installing infrastructure in residential carparks.

Eligibility

You can apply for the electric vehicle chargepoint (EV chargepoint) or infrastructure (EV infrastructure) grant if you’re a:

  • landlord with property to let

  • right to manage (RTM) company

  • residents’ management company (RMC)

  • company or person owning the freehold of a property that is let or leased

  • company owning a building’s common areas, including shareholders who are the leaseholders

  • property factor in Scotland

  • private registered provider of social housing (PRP)

  • public sector organisation - for example government departments, local councils, the armed forces or the NHS and emergency services

  • charity that manages or owns residential property

You must be a business registered at Companies House. If not, you must be VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

If you are a registered social housing provider in England or a registered Property Factor in Scotland, you may also apply.

Property requirements

Your property must be in the UK. You cannot apply for this grant if you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

You can apply for:

  • flats and houses

  • apartment blocks

  • commercial properties

If you’re letting out a commercial property, the chargepoint can only be used by the building’s staff and vehicles. It cannot be used by members of the public.

Your parking space

Each parking space you’re applying to install a chargepoint at must be:

  • off-street, private and clearly defined - it does not have to be part of the property

  • accessible to your tenant

  • owned by you, or be one you have the legal right to

Extra requirements for an EV infrastructure grant

If you’re applying for an EV infrastructure grant, you must:

  • be using it for a property with multiple homes - for example an apartment block, or estate with buildings that share a car park

  • be installing at least one chargepoint socket as part of the work

  • carry out work on at least 5 parking spaces, so they either have chargepoint sockets or are ready to have them installed in the future

Other

OZEV approved installers must be used for the work

OZEV approved equipment must be used for the work

Objectives

This stimulus aims to ensure that EV drivers get the support they may need to be able to charge at home or work.

The aim of the scheme is to accelerate the uptake of electric chargepoints for people living in flats, rental accommodation and apartment blocks, and in commercially let properties.

This will support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.

Dates

The grant is open.

How to apply

You can apply by accessing this portal Sign in or create an account - OZEV Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grant - GOV.UK (dft.gov.uk)

Before you apply for a grant you must:

  • complete any necessary upgrades to the building’s electrical supply

  • arrange regular maintenance checks of the chargepoints

  • decide how the electricity and running costs will be paid

  • make sure the chargepoints are accessible

  • update your property’s risk assessment to include the chargepoints

Contact an installer

You must use an OZEV-authorised installer. There are different approved installers for residential properties and approved installers for commercial properties.

Choose a chargepoint model

You should only install OZEV-approved chargepoint models.

There are different approved chargepoint models for residential properties and commercial properties.

How to apply

Create a landlord account to apply.

You will need:

  • an email address

  • a UK mobile phone to get a security code

  • a Companies House company registration number or a VAT registration number

If you’re a linked enterprise, you must apply using the company registration number of your controlling company.

To initiate a claim, you should include in your application:

  • one address

  • one installer

  • your installer’s OZEV installer number

  • how many parking spaces the work covers if you’re applying for the electric vehicle infrastructure grant (EV infrastructure grant)

Your installer will then complete your claim

You must apply for residential and commercial properties separately.

You can apply for multiple sockets at the same address.

If you’re using more than one installer or applying for more than one address, submit a separate application for each one.

Supporting information

Guidance for applicants is provided here:

Guidance for installers is provided here:

Claiming the grant

Your installer will claim the grant on your behalf after they’ve completed the work.

They’ll give details of your chargepoint to OZEV, along with photographs of the installation and an invoice.

OZEV will send you an email to sign into your online account and review the claim. If it’s incorrect, you’ll have a week to respond - you’ll be told how to do this when you review the claim in your account. If you do nothing, the claim will be submitted to OZEV as it is.

If OZEV approves the claim, the grant will be paid to your chargepoint installer who will take the amount off your bill.

Your invoice will show the total installation cost minus the grant amount.

Audits

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 do not allow a site visit, OZEV may withdraw your registration.