Nottingham EV charging service announces new funding stream


Nottingham City Council’s Workplace Travel Service has received new funding after two years of helping local businesses and organisations install EV chargers.

Although initial Government support for the council’s Transforming Cities-funded service has ended, the authority has another stream of funding for 2024/2025.

This comes from the Government’s Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport Block, which means staff can assist more local businesses and organisations with sustainable travel improvements.

In the past two years, the Workplace Travel Service has:

  • Worked with 87 local businesses and organisations to support them with either 100% or 75% funded improvements
  • Awarded more than £800,000 in grants to enable the installation of green travel measures, including EV chargers, bike shelters, pool e-bikes and more

Recently the programme installed four 22 kW 3 phase EV charging points at A.N. Wallis, a Bulwell business which manufactures earthing, lightning protection and other electrical items for projects around the world.

The company plans to offer free charging for staff with electric vehicles.

After A.N. Wallis applied for help to install the charging points, the council provided a grant of £9,271 to cover the work, while the company contributed 25% towards the overall cost.

Councillor Angela Kandola, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Planning at Nottingham City Council, said, “Helping local businesses and other organisations become greener and cut harmful air pollution is a key goal of the City Council, and I’m delighted that our Workplace Travel Service can continue to make a big difference locally thanks to this new Government funding.

“I encourage all local businesses, groups, charities and public sector organisations to think about what green travel improvements they could benefit from and then apply via our friendly team.”


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