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The Future of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme & Workplace Charging Scheme

The existing Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will be changing on 31st March 2022. The scheme, which we discussed in our recent article, will continue without any changes until that point. The current scheme, which is available to residential customers with off-street parking and a qualifying electric vehicle, will continue to provide up to £350 towards the cost of a chargepoint up until 31st March 2022.


The last date in which an installation will be accepted under this scheme will be 31st March 2022. Approved installers will be able to continue to claim for an installation up until 30th April 2022. From April 2022 onwards, the scheme will be closed to Residential customers living in single unit properties, such as bungalows, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, but will open up to people living in flats or rental accommodation.


The Workplace Charge Scheme will continue to support businesses to install charge points for their staff and fleets using the existing WCS platform but from April 2022 onwards will be expanded to provide more support for SMEs, small accommodation businesses and registered charities through a new digital platform.


Greenpoint Services has carried out many Residential and Commercial charging point installations across the UK. We’re proud to be an independent OLEV & NICEIC accredited supplier and installer of electric car charging points and are able to provide a full turnkey solution, including surveying, design, installation and maintenance.


The Greenpoint Services team have expert knowledge of the grants available to Residential and Commercial customers under the EVHS and WCS government schemes. If you want to find out more information about EVHS or WCS, or take advantage of it today, book a free survey or request a call back and one of our friendly experts will be in touch.


The Future of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme


The new EVHS from 31st March 2022 is seeking to rapidly accelerate provision for charging point installation in apartment blocks and rental accommodation. The scheme will continue to support those living in rental accommodation and flats, including leasehold flats, as per the existing scheme:

  • Up to £350 is available towards the cost of installing a chargepoint.

  • It will be open to people living in either a flat or rental accommodation.

  • Only one application will be permitted per person.

  • The applicant must have a qualifying electric vehicle and their property must have dedicated off-street parking.

Under the reformed scheme, non-resident building owners, including landlords and social housing providers, will be eligible to apply for an EVHS grant:

  • Up to £350 will be available per socket towards the cost of a chargepoint installation, with a limit of 200 applications per year per applicant.

  • The applicant must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.

  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many chargepoint sockets can be installed in each property (within the overall number of grants available).

The scheme will also provide additional support for owners of apartment blocks, to help supply the building’s associated parking with electric vehicle chargepoints:

  • Up to £30,000 will be available per building towards the cost of installing EV chargepoints, with a limit of 30 applications per year per applicant.

  • The amount of grant available per application will depend on how many parking bays are being provisioned with either a chargepoint socket (up to £850 available per bay) or supporting infrastructure for a chargepoint to be installed at a later date (up to £500 available per bay).

  • The applicant must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.

  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many chargepoint sockets can be installed in each property (within the overall limit of £30,000 per property). A minimum of five bays must be provisioned, at least one of which must have a working chargepoint.

  • The allocation will be in addition to that available under the EVHS extension listed above.


All of these reforms to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme will be delivered through a new digital platform for OZEV chargepoint grants, which will go live in early 2022.


The Future of the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)


The existing Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) will be expanded in April 2022 to provide more support for SMEs, small accommodation businesses and registered charities.

The WCS scheme will continue to support businesses to install EV charge points for their staff and fleets using the current WCS digital platform:

  • Up to £350 is available per socket towards the cost of a chargepoint, with a maximum of 40 grants available.

  • The applicant must be a registered business with Companies House or have a VAT registration

  • The site must have private parking associated with it, wherein the chargepoint is located with private parking reserved for staff or fleet use.

The expanded WCS scheme will allow small accommodation businesses (such as B&B’s and campsites) and charities access to WCS funding to provide EV charge points for guests or visitors:

  • Up to £350 will be available per socket towards the cost of a chargepoint, with a maximum of 40 grants available.

  • The applicant must be a registered charity or an accommodation business that has less than 250 employees.

  • The business site must have off-street parking, but it need not be limited to staff or fleet use.

  • This may be provided by an extension to the current WCS platform. It should be available early 2022.

Owners of commercially let properties will also be allowed to apply for a WCS grant to install electric vehicle chargepoints for staff or fleet use of current or future business tenants:

  • Up to £350 will be available per socket towards the cost of a chargepoint, with a limit of 100 applications per year per applicant.

  • The applicant must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.

  • The property must be a commercially let unit that has parking associated with it. The chargepoint must be installed in private parking that is reserved for staff or fleet use.

  • This will be provided by a new digital platform for OZEV chargepoint grants (available early 2022).

The new scheme will provide additional help for small and medium sized enterprises to provision their staff or fleet carparks with EV charging points:

  • Up to £15,000 will be available per building towards the cost of installing chargepoints, with a maximum of 5 grants available.

  • The amount of grant available will depend on how many parking bays are being provisioned with either a chargepoint socket (up to £850 available per bay) or supporting infrastructure for a chargepoint to be installed at a later date (up to £500 available per bay)

  • The applicant must be a registered business with Companies House or have a VAT registration, with less than 250 employees.

  • The business location must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many chargepoint sockets can be installed at each site (within the overall number of grants available). A minimum of 5 bays must be provisioned, at least one of which must have a working chargepoint.

  • The allocation will be in addition to that available under the current WCS.

  • This will be provided by a new digital platform for OZEV chargepoint grants (available early 2022).


Final thoughts


The EVHS and WCS will continue unchanged until 31st March 2022. From April 1st, 2022 onwards, the schemes will be expanded to allow many more Residential and Commercial customers to take advantage of the available grant funding. The reformed schemes will be accessible through a new OZEV digital platform that is set to go live in April 2022.


Whether you’re a Residential or Commercial customer, if you want to find out more information about EVHS or WCS and take advantage of it today, book a free survey or request a call back and one of our friendly experts will be in touch.

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