EV chargepoint and infrastructure grants for landlords
The grants provide residential and commercial landlords, including social housing providers, funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints and relating supporting infrastructure in rental and leasehold properties.
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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.
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.
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
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
OZEV approved installers must be used for the work
OZEV approved equipment must be used for the work
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.
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:
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.
Guidance for applicants is provided here:
Guidance for installers is provided here:
EV chargepoint grant for landlords: installer guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks: installer guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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.
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.