The Bracknell BID EV Chargepoint grant enables businesses to claim up to £240 for two EV Chargepoints (up to 25% of the cost). Combined with the Government backed Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), which enables businesses to fund up to 75% of the costs of chargepoints, BID business can fund up to 100% of the cost of two chargepoints. Businesses would be required to claim back the costs once the charge points are installed, with proof of invoice from an OZEV approved supplier.
To qualify for the grant, you must:
- Be Bracknell BID Levy-paying business located within the Bracknell BID Area.
- Have paid your BID levy.
- Have the authority to apply for the Bracknell BID EV chargepoint grant on behalf of the organisation stated in the application.
- Have availed of the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) offered by the Government to partly fund the chargepoints stated in the application for the BID grant.
- Use an OZEV approved supplier to supply and install the chargepoints, which meet WCS and OZEV requirements.
- Locate the chargepoints at sites within the Bracknell BID area that have dedicated staff and/or fleet parking with good access for an electric vehicle to be charged safely.
- Ensure all chargepoint sockets will have a minimum of a 3kW supply and an accessible parking space for each socket.
- Own the property or have consent from the landlord for chargepoints to be installed at all the sites listed in the application.
- Acknowledge any grant received is not transferable and can only be claimed by the organisation stated in this application using a commercial chargepoint installer authorised by OZEV.
- Acknowledge that the grant can only be applied at the addresses listed in your application, which must be within the Bracknell BID area.
- Acknowledge that the maximum number of sockets you can avail of under the BID Grant is two. If you apply for a BID grant for one socket and wish to apply later for another socket you must submit a subsequent application. If you have availed of the BID grant for two sockets, then you cannot apply for the BID grant for additional sockets.
- Understand that you may be contacted by the Bracknell BID team or its agents in future for audit purposes and may include site visits.
- Understand that when applying for the BID grant, the installation of the chargepoints must have taken place and the installer invoice must be dated before the grant application.
- Understand that you are responsible for paying the costs associated with electricity usage for the chargepoint, as well as any back-office and maintenance costs associated with the chargepoint. You also understand that you can charge employees for the electricity usage associated with the chargepoint. Bracknell BID is not responsible for any of these costs.
- Understand that personal information will be safeguarded and processed in accordance with data protection legislation. Bracknell BID is the Data Controller for the purposes of data protection law. Administration of the schemes will be carried out by Bracknell BID.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:
- £350 per socket
- 40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site
After applying using the online application form, successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to any OZEV-authorised commercial chargepoint installer.
Once the chargepoint(s) have been installed, the authorised installer can claim the grant from OZEV on the applicant’s behalf. The chargepoint installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within 6 months of the voucher’s issue date. Claims against expired vouchers will not be paid.
Installers must not charge applicants for the grant in advance of payment being made by OZEV. After OZEV reimburses your installer for the value of your voucher, this cost will be discounted from your final invoice.