Workplace CHarging Scheme

Workplace Charge Scheme (WCS)

Are you a facilities or procurement manager or a business owner? 

To encourage businesses to switch the electric or hybrid fleets and to support them in providing charging points for staff and visitors, the government has two grants available - the Workplace Charge Scheme grant and the Infrastructure Grant. These grant makes it more affordable for companies to install EV charging points and future-proof their business premises, whether it be an office block, warehouse, industrial unit or destination charging location such as a car park.  Small businesses, charities and small accommodation businesses* may be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme grant. Find out more here

Summary of the Workplace Charge Scheme (WCS)

WCS is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible businesses with help towards the costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points. Contributions are limited to 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket. Each applicant can apply for up to a maximum of 40 charge points across all sites.

You can apply for the scheme using the online application portal. If your eligibility check is successful, you will be issued a unique identification voucher code via email which you then pass to us prior to the installation date.

WCS vouchers are valid for four months so installation must be completed within this time. Vouchers will be issued confirming eligibility, but please be aware that until you receive a unique identification voucher code, there is no guarantee that you will receive the grant. You can speak to us if you are unsure of any of the above, we are always happy to help!

Take a look at the products available for workplace installation.

* Small accommodation businesses are categorised as having 249 staff or fewer.


The Workplace Charging Scheme

Did you know you may be eligible to apply for a Workplace Charging Scheme or Infrastructure Grant?  You could get a saving of up to £350 per socket or up to £850 per parking bay.

SAVING OF £350 PER SOCKET or up to £850 per bay

The WCS Process

The WCS is a six-step process:

Step 1: Complete your online application

Step 2: If grant is awarded, voucher is generated

Step 3: Installer completes installation

Step 4: Installer submits claim via the portal

Step 5: Grant level confirmed – up to 75% of the costs, capped at £350

Step 6: Installer receives grant

Installations already completed before a voucher has been issued will not be eligible. Information entered on the WCS application MUST match that of Companies House/HMRC. Installations and grant claims must take place within 6 months (180 days) of the date of issue of the WCS voucher.


the workplace charging scheme

The grant is available for workplaces, small accommodation businesses and charities, SMEs and owners of commercially let properties. Get in touch for more information about the scheme. Terms and conditions apply

The full details

There are certain terms and conditions that apply to the WCS grant.

For Workplaces
  • A grant of up to £350 is available per socket
  • A maximum grant of up to £14,000 is permitted (40 sockets)
  • Applicants must be registered with Companies House or have a VAT registration
  • If your primary place of work is also a residential property (your home), you can apply for the grant under this scheme as long as your address is listed as your place of business with Companies House or HMRC
  • Workplaces must be able to provide private parking
For small accommodation businesses & charities
  • A grant of up to £350 grant is available per socket
  • A maximum grant of up to £14,000 is permitted with a limit of 40 applications
  • Applicants must be a registered charity or, if an accommodation business, employ fewer than 250 employees
  • Accommodation providers and charities must be able to provide off-street parking, but staff and visitors are permitted to use the charge points
For SMEs
  • A grant of up to £850 is available per parking bay
  • A maximum grant of up to £15,000 is permitted per building with a limit of 5 applications
  • Grants will also be given towards supporting infrastructure to allow a charge point to be installed at a later date. Up to £500 per bay is available
  • Applicants must be a registered with Companies House or have a VAT registration
  • Businesses must employ fewer than 250 employees
  • The charge point must be installed with private parking
  • A minimum of five bays should be set aside for EV charging. However, only one must have a charge point installed
For owners of commercially let properties
  • A grant of up to £350 is available per socket
  • A maximum grant of up to £35,000 is permitted with a limit of 100 applications
  • Applicants must be a registered business or a public authority. If you are a private entity, you must 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 and have associated parking with it
  • The charge point must be installed in private parking space that is reserved for staff or fleet use only
EV Chargepoint Grant for landlords

If you are a landlord, the EV chargepoint grant gives financial support to you and other entities to buy and install EV chargepoints at residential or commercial properties.

To access the grant, you must first register. Chargepoints may be able to charge one or more vehicles simultaneously, depending on the number of sockets. The grant amount given is per chargepoint socket installed and provides up to 75% of the cost towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint socket, limited to £350 per grant.

Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties. These may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property.

You are considered a landlord and may apply for this grant if you are one of the following:

  • Landlord of a property who lets the property
  • Right to manage (RTM) company
  • Companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
  • Companies owning a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building
  • Private registered providers of social housing (PRP)
  • Public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services
  • Charities

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