Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)
Administered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) , the WCS is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points. The contribution is limited to £300 for each socket up to a maximum of 20 across all sites for each application.
The process is as follows:
- Applicant completes application
- Voucher generated
- Installer completes installation
- Installer submits claim
- Installer receives grant
Only authorised installers are eligible to claim the vouchers, and this must be done before installation takes place. So, be sure to fill out your application at the time of your enquiry. The Charge point installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within the four-month period. Speak to us today for more information.
EV Charging Scheme
This scheme is administered by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) in association with ChargePlace Scotland. It is used to improve the visibility of charging locations and increase the uptake of Electric Vehicles.
Through the EV Charging Scheme you may be eligible for 50-100% of funding to install EV charging units at your property. The level of funding depends on a wide variety of factors including the level of access to the public, spaces available and location etc.
Organisations will be deemed eligible to apply for funding if they can meet some or all the following eligibility criteria:
- Your company are currently operating electric vehicles and/or have staff members using electric vehicles
- You would be able to offer 24/7 public access to your proposed charge point and are in a good strategic location for the public charger network
- You have a large car park (100+ bays) with significant numbers of staff and visitors who would be able to access the proposed charge point
Heat Network Funding for Local Authorities
Heat Network Funding is offered by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on behalf of the Government. It is a £6 million funding scheme to support Local Authorities in developing low carbon heat networks. DECC hope to provide around 67% of the costs towards improving or introducing renewable heat energy technology. Local authorities are expected to provide 33% of the remaining costs.
This is to support plans for sustainable and energy efficient technology in relation to heat energy, such as Solar Thermal, CHP, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps.
Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)
Start-up Grant (Scotland)
This is part of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), offered by the Scottish Government and managed by Local Energy Scotland. The grant is for community groups to fund renewable energy projects and is available up to £10,000 (£20,000 for joint ventures).
The grant helps to fund the following areas:
- Start-up costs
- Feasibility studies
- Development of investment plans
This grant is available to, but not limited to, community councils, community development trusts, housing associations, local authorities and national or regional non-profit organisations with charitable aims and objectives.
Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) (Scotland)
This level of funding is available for community-owned renewable initiatives that have already gained planning permission. The REIF will consider a project if it will:
- Deliver energy from a renewable source
- Reduce the cost of renewable energy or provide key solutions for renewable energy generation
- Provide benefit to the economy of Scotland
- Have a demonstrable funding gap
- Be at a sufficient stage of development to require funding before March 2017