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Funding through the UK Government’s Workplace Charging Scheme is available now

Posted by Paul Tuson on April 26th , 2024


Applications for the Workplace Charging Scheme are open now. This scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for schools and education establishments to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) by providing financial assistance towards the purchase, installation, and infrastructure of electric vehicle charge points.

Here's what you need to know:

What is the Workplace Charging Scheme?

The Workplace Charging Scheme is a grant initiative aimed at supporting the adoption of electric vehicles by enabling the installation of EV charge points in workplace settings. State-funded schools and education institutions are eligible to participate in this scheme, allowing them to install electric vehicle charge point sockets at their site(s).

To check if your school is eligible you can access the Government’s criteria for the scheme here:

Key Benefits:

Financial Assistance: The scheme offers a substantial grant covering 75% of the costs associated with purchasing and installing charge points.

Maximum Funding: Schools can receive up to £2,500 per socket, with a cap of 40 sockets across all sites, including any previous applications made via the Workplace Charging Scheme.

Sustainable Transportation: By investing in EV infrastructure, schools contribute to reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly transportation solutions.

How to Apply:

If your school matches the eligibility criteria you can begin your application process here:  

If your application is successful, the Government will issue you with a voucher that is valid for 180 days.

How can Lowe and Oliver Help:

At Lowe and Oliver, we are an industry leading provider of EV installation. Our highly trusted engineers and fitters deliver an expert service in delivering installation tailored to your requirements. 

We have plenty of experience working in schools and other education establishments. We can ensure we fit any work on-site with minimal disruption to your school's day-to-day activities, your pupils and staff.

Contact us at for an initial assessment.



To find out more or request a call back so one of our team can contact you regarding your needs, follow this link.

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