Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular choice for many individuals, and the demand for charging stations is on the rise. The UK government has recently launched a new grant scheme aimed specifically at state-funded educational institutions to support in the installation of electric vehicle charging points.


The Workplace Charging Scheme for State-Funded Education Institutions is a grant scheme available to schools and other educational institutions in the UK. The scheme provides financial support for the installation of electric vehicle chargepoint sockets on school premises.

Schools are able to apply for 75% off the cost to buy and install chargepoints up to a maximum of £2500 per socket. Funding is available for up 40 sockets across all sites – including any applications made previously through the Workplace Charging Scheme.

If approved, the installation must be completed by an authorised installer within 180 days.

This initiative aligns with the UK government’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting a clean environment. By providing charging infrastructure, schools and their staff can contribute to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme for State-Funded Education Institutions grant, schools must meet the following criteria:

– Be a state-funded educational institution in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

– Have a designated parking area or suitable outdoor space for the installation of electric vehicle chargepoints.

– MAT’s can apply for a maximum of 40 sockets over the sites of the trust.

– In claiming this grant, schools must not exceed the £315,000 in minimal financial assistance over 3 fiscal years. 

How to Apply

To apply for the grant, schools can visit the UK Government website. The website provides detailed instructions on how to complete the application and provide the required documentation.

The Workplace Charging Scheme for State-Funded Education Institutions grant presents an excellent opportunity for schools to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and promote sustainable transportation practices.

For more information or to discuss how this funding could be incorporated into your school’s wider plan, please contact Lea Hough’s Education team.

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