EV Charger funding for UK Schools - EIC Partnership

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EV Charger funding for UK Schools

Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray

Head of Procurement

The UK Government is providing schools with grants for EV chargers, covering as much as 75% of the installation expenses.

Overview

The UK Government has unveiled a significant grant initiative to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points at state-funded schools and educational institutions across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This initiative marks a pivotal step in the government’s comprehensive Plan for Drivers to transition from traditional fuel vehicles to electric alternatives.

The EV Charger Installation Grant's Offerings

The grant offers a compelling incentive, covering up to 75% of the costs associated with purchasing and installing EV chargepoint sockets.

Eligible institutions can install up to 40 sockets, each costing a maximum of £2500, across all their sites; this includes any applications previously made through the Workplace Charging Scheme.

Successful applicants will be awarded a voucher, which remains valid for 180 days, requiring the installation to be completed within this timeframe.

An Illustration Showing 3D Models of EV Chargers at a School

Eligibility and Requirements

Eligibility for this grant extends to state-funded schools and educational institutions, with independent schools directed towards the Workplace Charging Scheme for funding.

A crucial criterion is the presence of designated off-street parking facilities linked to the institution, alongside a demonstrated current or future need for EV charging.

Additionally, a site survey by an approved installer is necessary to confirm the feasibility of supporting EV charging infrastructure.

Applicants must also ensure they have not received similar funding for the chargepoint under any other grant scheme and adhere to the financial assistance threshold set by the government.

AI Illustration of EV Charger Grants for Schools

Other funds for EV Charger Installations

Alongside the grant for schools, the Department for Transport (DfT) is distributing funds via the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund to assist local authorities nationwide.

The purpose of the LEVI Fund is to improve charging infrastructure projects, having sanctioned capital disbursements exceeding £14.2 million for regions extending from East Sussex to North Yorkshire, including two boroughs in London.

Technology and Decarbonisation Minister Anthony Browne emphasised the government’s dedication to a smooth transition to EVs, with over £2 billion already invested towards achieving net zero in a manner that minimises the impact on working individuals.

This initiative reflects the government’s commitment to bolstering the UK’s EV infrastructure, making electric vehicles a viable and attractive option for more people.

How EIC Partnership Can Assist

An Infographic with Information about EV Charger Installation and Public Funds

By partnering with Stark, EIC delivers unmatched comprehensive solutions that cover hardware, software, operations, maintenance and data services, all integrated seamlessly under one umbrella.

No matter if you’re initiating or scaling up your EV venture, we simplify the process to meet your needs seamlessly.

Our team of experts is equipped to handle every aspect of the installation process, from initial site surveys to the final setup, ensuring compliance with all grant requirements.

We understand the significance of this transition for schools and are committed to providing seamless, efficient, and cost-effective installations.

By choosing EIC Partnership, schools can leverage this grant opportunity to enhance their infrastructure, contribute to the UK’s environmental goals, and prepare their communities for a sustainable future.

Our expertise and dedication make us the ideal partner for institutions looking to navigate the complexities of EV charger installation and maximise the benefits offered by the UK Government’s grant.

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