The UK Government’s Green Homes Grant means that Homeowners and Landlords in England can apply for a voucher that could save you up to £600 a year on your energy bills. The voucher is used towards the cost of the installation of energy-efficient and carbon-reducing heating improvements on your home.
The voucher will cover up to two thirds for the cost of improvements to your home, the maximum value of £5,000. If you are a homeowner, and you or someone you live with receives one of the qualifying benefits, the Government will provide a higher subsidy that covers the total cost of improvements. You can receive up to £10,000 to complete the installation of energy-efficient improvements. Currently, Landlords cannot apply for the low-income part of the scheme.
Further support for low-income households can also be provided by your Local Authority through the Green Homes Grant: Local Authority Delivery. Visit GOV.UK for more information and to stay up to date on the development of the scheme.
What improvements can I carry out?
As implied by the title of the scheme, there are limitations to the work that can be carried out. Vouchers are only valid if you install at least one primary home low-carbon heating measure of home insulation.
By choosing to install at least one primary measure, you can also use your voucher to help with the cost of secondary measures. The subsidy for the secondary measure is up to the same value as the primary measure. As an example, if your primary measure uses a voucher of £1000 for the installation of a Ground Source Heat pump, then you will also receive a maximum of £1000 towards new windows and doors.
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Seek advice to see which primary and secondary measures will be best suited to your home.
How do I apply?
Applications for the Green Homes Grant can be made from the end of September 2020. You must be a homeowner (this includes park homeowners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership) or a Private or Social Landlord in England. Your property must also be in England, and new-build properties that have not previously been occupied are not eligible for the scheme.
To check your eligibility and to see what energy-efficient or low-carbon heat improvements can be made to your home, please contact us using the enquiry form here.
Once you have contacted us, we will be able to advise you on what improvements you can choose from for your home. We will be able to provide you with an estimate of how much the work will cost and establish a timeline for when the work can commence and finish. All work will be carried out by our team of specialists.
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Can I use this voucher, even when I am receiving other types of funding?
Energy Company Obligation
If you have claimed funding from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). In that case, you won’t be able to claim a Green Homes Grant voucher to subsidise the same improvements. However, you can claim ECO for one improvement and the Green Homes Grant to subsidise a different measure.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is paid out over 7 years for the improvement of your homes renewable heating system. The payments are based on the amount of renewable heat that your home produces.
The good news is, you can claim both the RHI and the Green Homes Grant for renewable heat systems. Be sure to claim the Green Homes Grant either before or after applying for RHI. Make sure that you notify Ofgem that you have used it. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your RHI payments.