Generous grant for state-funded education institutions

Recently that Government announced an extension to the Workplace Charging Scheme, to include state funded schools and education institutions. Each establishment will be able to claim a maximum of 75% off the cost to buy and install charge point to a maximum of:

  • £2500 per socket
  • 40 sockets across all site

The government’s objective for now including educational institutions is to support schools to become greener.  Working towards their commitment to reach net zero by 2050 and reducing carbon emissions from public buildings by 50% by 2032. The Department for Education has recently confirmed it will soon be releasing its roadmap for decarbonising and schools are expected to have sustainability lead in place.  The overall aim of the scheme is to accelerate the uptake of electric charge points for state-funded education institutions.

In order to be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme the state-funded education institutions must be in England, Wales, Scotland or  Northern Ireland. If the institution is in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not eligible.

The institution must have:

  • an existing or future need for charging an electric vehicle
  • designated off-street parking facilities that are clearly associated with your premises (the parking may be used by customers, guests, visitors, staff or others)
  • had a site survey done by an authorised installer, such as Black Pear Electrical and who has confirmed that your site can support EV charging
  • not have applied for a grant for the same chargepoint under the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets or any other grant scheme
  • have the authority to apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme on behalf of your organisation

Academy trusts can apply for up to the maximum of 40 sockets for each institution within the academy trust.

Independent schools are not able to claim this extended grant, however they can apply for the standard WCS grant at £350 per socket.

If the chargepoints are to be used for revenue generation, the institutions must ensure they comply with the Public Charge Point Regulations 2023

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