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Electrify your Workplace with Charge Up Workplace Grants – Round 1 (WA)

17 February 2023

Are you a small to medium enterprise, not-for-profit organisation, or local government authority looking to install EV charging equipment at your workplace? The good news is that the Charge Up Workplace Grants are now available in Western Australia to help make it easier and more cost-effective for you to do so. The WA Government is providing $15 million of grants for business to co-fund the cost of EV charging infrastructure. Round one of the grants has an allocation of $3.75 million and will run until May 12 2023. The grant has a strong focus on charging EVs during the day to make the most of the abundant solar energy in Western Australia. Learn more details of the workplace grants below.

Key Details

  • 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
    • Funding caps of $5,000 per site apply in the Greater Perth area and $10,000 per site apply in regional and remote areas
  • 75% of the cost of a 2-year EV charger software subscription, chosen from an approved list. 
  • Eligible applicants can only make one grant application in Round One.

What is the 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.

For full details on application criteria and the software and hardware supplier list refer to the following page.

What types of charging situations can be funded?

  • 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. 

How can JET Charge help?

As an approved software and hardware supplier of the grants we can help you make the most of your grant. As mentioned above, the grant covers 75% of the cost of a 2-year EV charger software subscription, chosen from an approved list. By choosing JET Charge, businesses can ensure that they have access to the latest and most reliable software for managing their EV infrastructure. In addition, we can provide ongoing support and assistance, such as training, technical support, and software updates. With the Charge Up Workplace Grants, you can now take advantage of the benefits of electric vehicles, reduce your carbon footprint, and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in your workplace and community.

For further details of the Charge Up Workplace Grants and to apply, head to the WA’s official page here.

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