Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)
The WCS grant is currently applicable to businesses requiring electric vehicle charging points for their employees and visitors. Businesses are eligible for up to £14,000 OZEV grant funding with a maximum of 40 sockets per building.
Businesses will remain eligible for the current grant funding, however more groups of businesses will be targeted to benefit from the grant to support the roll-out of the nation’s EV charging infrastructure from April 2022.
Changes to the OZEV WCS grant scheme from April 2022
- Small accommodation businesses (B&Bs, holiday lets (where employees are present etc)) and registered charities will be able to claim the WCS grant (up to £14,000), allowing employees and fleet drivers to recharge their electric vehicles.
- Commercially let property owners will also be eligible for £350 grant funding per socket, however be capped at 100 sockets per year. The parking spaces where the charging points are located must be reserved for future tenants, fleets or employees.
- Small to medium business enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from £15,000 OZEV grant funding per building; they must ensure that at least five of the parking bays are dedicated to electric vehicle charging. Grant funding will be capped at £500 per parking bay to wire them for future infrastructure, or £850 per parking bay for a working electric vehicle charging point. Applicants will be able to claim up to five grants but must have at least one working electric vehicle charging point in place following the first round of funding.