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The Western Australian Government is providing $15 million in grants to help businesses afford electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

The Charge Up Workplace Grants have been designed to make installing charging infrastructure more cost effective for small to medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities.

The WA Government website explains what you need to know about the Charge Up Workplace EV Grants:

  • Round one has an allocation of $3.75 million and is open from 16th February 2023 until 12th May 2023. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis and may close before the end date 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
  • Funding caps of $5,000 per site apply in the Greater Pertharea and $10,000 per site apply in regional and remote areas
  • 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.​​​​​​
  • Eligible applicants can only make one grant application in Round One.

Charge Up Workplace EV Grants criteria:

  • 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:
  • Not-for-profits registered with the Australian Charities and not-for-profits commission (ACNC)
  • Local government authorities established under the Local Government Act 1995
  • Small to medium enterprises as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, being either a small business employing less than 20 people, or a medium business employing between 20 and 199 people.
  • Some exclusions to these organisation types apply. Refer to page 19 of the Guidelinesfor a list of ‘who is not eligible’, for example home-based business are ineligible.

Are you interested in applying or wanting to learn more? Below are three easy steps for you to follow.

Read the Guidelines and FAQs. This provides all the information you need to know before you decide to apply.

Download the application checklist. This outlines all the information you need to prepare for your application.

Apply on the online portal. Upload your application information online.

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