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Can you get a grant for an electric car charger?

Can you get a grant for an electric car charger?

If you’ve recently invested in an electric car, you may be considering the advantages of having a home electric car charger installed. Cheaper, faster and greener EV charging sessions, all from the convenience of your own home, are some of the biggest perks of having a dedicated home EV charger installed on your property.

But due to the complicated nature of EV charger installations and the advanced technology of the charging units, the higher price point may mean you are wondering if there’s any government funding to help aid you in the purchase of a dedicated home EV charger.

We’re here to take you through the available government grants in the UK in 2023.

Electric vehicle charger grants:

In the past, OZEV’s (Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provided up to £350 off the cost and installation of a home electric vehicle charger for single-unit homeowners.

However, this version of the grant ended in March 2022 and was replaced by the EV chargepoint grant.

In total, there are five government grants available in England:

  • EV chargepoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented accommodation
  • EV chargepoint grant for landlords
  • EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks
  • EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets
  • Workplace Charging Scheme

There’s also the Energy Saving Trust grant; however, this is only available for Scottish residents.

However, for residents, there’s only one OZEV grant funding scheme open for UK residents, and that’s the flat-owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties.

1. EV chargepoint flat-owner occupiers and people living in rented properties

What does the grant provide?

  • £350 off the cost and installation of a home electric vehicle charger


  • Homeowners who live in flats
  • Renters – either flats or single-unit properties

Important to note:

  • Unlike the EVHS, only one grant can be claimed per resident.
  • If you own a flat, proof of ownership must be given.
  • If you rent, you will need permission from your landlord.
  • Your chosen EV charger needs to be on the government-approved list.
  • Your electric vehicle has to qualify
  • Dedicated off-street parking is needed.
  • If you claimed the grant EVHS scheme, you can’t reapply for this version
  • An OZEV-approved installer is required to carry out the installation

For the full eligibility criteria, please click here.

2. Energy Saving Trust Domestic Chargepoint funding scheme

What does the grant provide?

  • Only available in Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust Domestic Chargepoint funding scheme offers Scottish residents up to £300 off the purchase and installation of a home electric vehicle charger.

The Scottish government offer two routes for the EV home charger grant. Route 1 is for rural and remote EV owners in Scotland, while Route 2 is for used electric vehicle owners that purchased their EV through the Used Electric Vehicle loan.


  • You must be a Scottish resident

Important to note:

  • Your installer needs to be OZEV-approved and an Energy Saving Trust-approved installer in order to qualify for this EV charger grant.

Learn more about the Scottish electric car charger grant.

3. EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks

The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks can be used towards installing EV chargers now or preparing your business for future EV charging facilities. Infrastructure includes – but is not limited to – installation costs, wiring and posts.

What does the grant provide?

  • Up to £30,000 of government grant funding is available for EV charge point infrastructure.
  • £500 for non-live parking spaces and £350 for live spaces.


  • Entities that rent, lease or manage residential properties with car parks.

Important to note:

  • A minimum of five parking spaces with provisional charging infrastructure is required, with one active EV charger.
  • 30 grants are available per financial year, but only one grant up to the value of £30,000 is available per building.
  • An OZEV-approved installer is required to carry out the installation

4. EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets

What does the grant provide?

Similarly to the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks, the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets can be used towards preparing your business with EV charging points. In total, up to £15,000 of grant funding is available per application, meaning there’s never been a better time to invest in EV charging infrastructure.


  • Small and medium-sized businesses with fewer than 249 employees who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.
  • Private parking is required

Important to note:

  • Five parking spaces need to be fitted with EV charging infrastructure. However, only one EV charger must be live.
  • An OZEV-approved installer is required to carry out the installation

5. EV Chargepoint Grant for landlords

What does the grant provide?

  • Up to £350 per charger installation is available for landlords of domestic and commercial properties.


  • Landlords of commercial or domestic properties (the definition of landlord includes; someone who owns or lets a property, management companies, public authorities, charities, companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property, and property factor listed on the property factor register).

Important to note:

  • 200 grants are available per financial year for domestic properties
  • 100 grants are available per financial year for commercial properties
  • It’s limited to one application per building
  • You must be registered with companies house or VAT registered with HMRC
  • An OZEV-approved installer is required to carry out the installation

To learn more about the EV chargepoint grant for landlords, please click here.

6. Workplace Charging Scheme

What does the grant provide?

  • The Workplace Charging Scheme covers up to 75% of the total cost of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging points. Up to £350 is available per socket up to a maximum of 40 sockets across all sites per applicant, totalling a generous £14,000 of available government funding.


  • Registered Companies
  • Charities
  • Public sector organisations
  • Small accommodation businesses (with 249 employees or less)

Important to note:

  • Off-street parking is required
  • Chargers need to be OZEV approved
  • The installation needs to be completed by an OZEV-approved installer

Make sure to take advantage of this grand aid while you can. The final date for Workplace Charging Scheme applications is March 2024.


  • In total, there are six government grants available for EV chargers: EV Chargepoint Grant for flat-owner occupiers and people living in rented properties, Energy Saving Trust Domestic Chargepoint funding scheme, EV Chargepoint Grant for landlords, EV Infrastructure Grant for residential car parks, EV Infrastructure Grant for staff and fleet, Workplace Charging Scheme. However, the Energy Saving Trust grant is for Scottish residents only.

As OZEV-approved EV charger installers, we can supply and install your grant-subsidised electric vehicle chargers, whether for home, workplace or commercial. For more information regarding any of the aforementioned grants, please contact us for free at 03333 44 96 99 or fill in the contact form below. 

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Tethered charger

This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.

Socketed charger

This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.

Spread over a 60 month period.

Tenants and homeowners are eligible for finance.

You decide the amount of months.

Minimum of £1000.

We will contact you to process the credit application. Approval is subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. 13.9% APR representative. T&Cs apply.

Your order is not confirmed until your application has been approved.

Underground cable

We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.

Overhead cable

We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.

Standard Installation
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.

Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.

Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.

A Surge Protection Device is not included in our standard installation. 

What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.

If you have any questions then please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help. Please also read our terms and conditions.