Charge UP WA EV Charging grants now available !!!
The Charge Up Workplace Grants aim to simplify and reduce costs for small to medium enterprises, non-profit organizations, and local government bodies seeking to establish electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in their workplace.
EV chargers may be installed in the workplace or depot car park to facilitate charging for employees, fleet vehicles, and visitors during working hours. Eligible businesses may also opt to set up EV chargers for customers at tourist destinations, cafes, recreation centres, or wineries.
The grant prioritizes the use of abundant solar energy in Western Australia, with a particular focus on daytime EV charging. The goal is to maximize EV charging opportunities at locations where Western Australians frequent during the day while minimizing electricity consumption during the busy evening peak.
WA Grant Details
Round one: what you need to know
Round one has an allocation of $3.75 million and will be open from 16 February 2023 until COB 12 May 2023.
Please note that applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis. Round one may close before 12 May 2023 if the funding allocation is fully expended.
Grants in round one fund the following for up to 4 EV chargers per site (for a maximum of 5 sites):
- 50% of the purchase cost of level 2 (7 to 22 kW) EV chargers chosen from an approved list
- 50% of installation costs
- 75% of the cost of a 2-year EV charger software subscription. Both the software platform and software supplier must be on the approved list.
- Hardware and software must be from the approved list. If not, applications will be ineligible.
Eligible applicants can only make one grant application in Round One.
Charge Up Workplace EV Grants criteria: check if you’re eligible
- Applicants who will use the EV charger to charge during daytime hours (9am to 5pm) or overnight (9pm to 9am). In general, charging that occurs mainly during the evening peak of 5pm-9pm will not be supported by the grant.
- Applicants who will install the EV charger at a location within Western Australia
- Applicants who are one of the following types of organisations:
Some exclusions to these organisation types apply. Refer to page 19 of the Guidelines for a list of ‘who is not eligible’, for example home-based business are ineligible.
The types of charging situations we expect to co-fund as part of the Charge Up Workplace Grants include:
- Destination charging: Charging at destinations that people typically spend a few hours at during the day. For example, tourist or cultural attractions, cafés, wineries, beaches, swimming pools, parks, or other outdoor leisure activity facilities.
- Car parks: Car parks of eligible organisations for employees and visitors to charge their EVs.
- Fleet vehicles: Chargers which are intended to support the conversion of fleets to EVs.