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On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

The On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme provides grant funding for local authorities to install on-street chargepoints.

When it comes to plug-in electric vehicles, charging at home usually occurs off-street in garages and driveways, a convenient and efficient option. However, in many parts of the UK – especially in urban areas – off-street parking is unavailable to many residents.

By installing chargepoints on-street, residents without off-street parking can enjoy the convenience and value of charging their plug-in electric vehicles at home. As more residents use electric vehicles, communities will benefit from improved air quality and lower their carbon footprint.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) announced the continuation of the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), to increase the availability of plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.

Download a full list of successful ORCS applicants.

Funding

The continuation of funding includes £20 million for 2021/22 and local authorities are invited to submit applications to receive this funding.

Local authorities can receive a grant to part fund (75%) the capital costs relating to the procurement and installation of on-street electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure in residential areas.

OZEV will provide up to £6,500 per chargepoint installation, and each project should not exceed more than £100,000 in OZEV funding (applications up to £7,500 per chargepoint will be reviewed on a case by case basis).

Funding will be allocated to successful applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

OZEV will now pay 75% of any successful bid upfront, while the remaining 25% can be claimed on completion of the project. All costs associated with the installations must be evidenced. If the total project costs come in under the 75% paid in advance, the local authority will be required to reimburse OZEV.

If you are interested in submitting an application for 2021/22, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Eligibility

  • local authorities must have explicit support of the relevant Highways Authority
  • local authorities are responsible for estimating and controlling project costs and delivery
  • chargepoints must be located in residential areas that lack off-street parking and adhere to OZEV technical specifications

The OZEV guidance provides further information about the scheme, what type of projects will be eligible and how to complete the application form.

Application assistance

Energy Saving Trust is administering this scheme with support from OZEV and can provide advice and guidance to local authorities on the preparation of an eligible and successful application.

Download our ORCS model claim form and ORCS model application form.

Our ORCS information pack answers common FAQs and provides valuable information and timelines for applicants. Contact us at [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Webinar programme

Our On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme webinars cover why the scheme is being offered, what is covered by the funding offered through the scheme, case studies of successful applicants, and more helpful information.

Watch the webinars today:

Contact our team

If you have any questions about the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, get in touch with our experts to find out more. Email us at [email protected]

Contact OZEV on Twitter

You can get in touch with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles on Twitter (@OZEVgovuk) for updates about the ORCS chargepoint scheme.

Helpful resources

  • ORCS resources - here you'll find a range of downloadable resources to help you understand more about the scheme

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  • On-Street Residential Chargepoint infopack - answering common FAQs and providing helpful information for your application

    Read the FAQs
  • Factsheet for local authorities

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  • Factsheet for chargepoint installers

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  • Factsheet for consumers

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  • Other grants available from OZEV include the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme for those with off-street parking available

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  • If you're a business, find out more about the Workplace Charging Scheme

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  • Read helpful questions and answers from the webinar

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  • Read our frequently asked questions

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