Check out what grants are available for businesses and homeowners.
The Workplace charging scheme Grant (WCS)
The Workplace charging scheme Grant (WCS) is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The scheme is run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
This grant is a voucher-based scheme open to businesses, charities and public sector organizations, which they can use towards the cost of installing an electric vehicle charging point. The grant covers up to 75% of the cost up to a maximum of £350 for each electric socket, up to 40 sockets across all sites per business, for example, if you wanted to install EV chargers at 40 sites, you would have 1 available per site. In order to qualify for the grant:
- Your business, charity or public sector organization must be registered.
- You must own the business premises or have the landlord’s permission to install any chargers.
- You must use an authorised EV charger installer, like R-EV Power.
- Have dedicated off-street parking for staff/fleet use.
Once your commercial electric vehicle chargers have been installed we will claim the grant on your behalf.
OZEV EV ChargePoint Grant for landlords
The OZEV EV ChargePoint Grant is for landlords of residential or commercial properties, you must either rent, lease or manage any properties in the UK.
This grant covers up to 75% of the cost to buy and install an electric vehicle charger limited to £350 per grant, some charge points may have more than one socket. Each financial year you can receive up to:
- 200 grants for residential properties
- 100 grants for commercial properties
You can apply for this grant if:
- You’re a landlord with property you let
- You are a right to manage company
- You own the freehold of a property
- You own a building’s common areas
- You provide social housing
- You are a charity managing or owning a residential property
If you are unsure whether you qualify for any of the grants mentioned, get in touch with us to discuss your situation and we will advise on any suitable grants available to your business.
Additional grants in Scotland
Through The Energy Saving Trust Scotland an additional grant of up to £300 on top of the OZEV EV ChargePoint Grant is available to Scottish residents.
The additional funding is available to those who:
- Live in a rural and remote area
- Purchased a used EV through Energy Saving Trusts Use Electric Vehicle Loan.
The EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets
The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets is available for all small-to-medium-sized businesses in the UK. The grant will cover p to 75% of the cost of installed infrastructure needed for chargepoints. The grant is limited to £15,000 per grant.
Businesses can qualify for up to:
- £350 per chargepoint socket installed
- £500 per parking space that requires supporting infrastructure.
Each parking space you are claiming must have a unique chargepoint socket associated with it, or you must have future plans to install a chargepoint.
- Your small to medium business must have no more than 249 employees.
- You must be a UK-registered company, charity or public sector organisation.
- You must have a VAT registration number.
- You must have a Companies House company registration number.
You will need to apply for the grant by creating an account or signing in to the gov.uk website here.
Once you have applied we will take care of the work and claim the grant on your behalf.
For more detail, about the grant, you can read our blog EV Infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.
The Super Deduction
Available from April 2021 until the end of March 2023.
Companies can claim 130% capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery investments. This includes solar panels and EV chargers. This amounts to every £1 that is invested in solar or EV your taxes are cut by up to 25p.
This scheme has been introduced to stimulate business investments in a more sustainable energy network.
An example of how the scheme works can be found below:
- A company invests £100,000 in a new solar panel array.
- They can then deduct £130,000 (130% of the investment) when calculating their taxable profits.
- The company then saves £24,700 (19% of £130,000) on its corporation tax bill.
Businesses can also choose to take out one of our hire purchase agreements of 5-7 years on their solar or EV investment, meaning your new investment could become cost-neutral or even net-positive. Our hire purchase agreements also qualify for the super deduction.
To qualify for the super deduction any company must be paying corporation tax on all taxable profits.
More information on the super deduction can be found here.
Improving Farm Productivity Grant Round 2
Available from January 2024 the improving farm productivity grant is open to farmers and horticultural businesses. It purpose is to provide 25% of the cost of eligible items. Such eligible items include solar panels and associated equipment.
The grant can be used to pay for the installation of solar equipment, the minimum grant available is £15,000 up to £100,000.
Find out more about the improving farm productivity grant.