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On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) funding doubled for next financial year

On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) funding doubled for next financial yearThursday, 30 January, 2020

The UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) have announced that funding for the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) has been doubled to £10million for 2020/21. Local authorities from across the UK are invited to submit applications to receive this funding. Full details are available here.

Funding will be allocated to successful applications on a first-come, first served basis and grants will be paid by OLEV in arrears upon completion of the project. Over the last three years, a total of 58 local authorities have successfully applied for funding to install a total of 2,400 chargepoint sockets.

Tim Anderson, our Head of Transport, commented on the announcement saying:

“We welcome OLEV’s announcement today of an additional £10million pounds in support of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme. To date, the scheme has funded 58 local authorities to install 2,400 changepoint sockets. The funding confirmed for 2020/2021 will ensure local authorities are able to continue the installation of cost effective charging infrastructure for local residents proving that the challenge of having no off street parking can be overcome. This will support the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles that will contribute to our ambition to decarbonise transport in the UK.”

If you would like to know more about the scheme, contact us at onstreetchargepoints@est.org.uk.

We also run the Local Government Support Programme, which offers free, impartial guidance to local authorities, including on developing a charging infrastructure strategy. Get in touch via our online form.

Read the full Department for Transport announcement here.