What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme?
Under the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the government will fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes in England.
Homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, will be able to claim the new vouchers, which are worth up to £5,000. Households on low income can receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of improvements, up to a maximum of £10,000.
How can I apply for a voucher?
Households will be offered a list of approved Trustmark and MCS registered tradespeople to carry out the work. Once the works have been agreed, vouchers will start to be issued from the end of September so work can commence.
What work do the vouchers cover?
The Green Homes Grant Scheme vouchers will cover the installation of one or more energy saving measures, including:
- Solid wall
- cavity wall
- flat roof
- room in roof
- park home
Low carbon heat:
- Air source heat pump,
- ground source heat pump,
- solar thermal,
- biomass pellet boilers
In addition, and so long as there is at least one of the above measures installed, households will also be able to install one or more of the following measures:
- Draught proofing
- Windows and doors: Double/triple glazing, secondary glazing, upgrading to energy efficient replacement doors
Heating controls and insulation:
- Hot water tank thermostats
- hot water tank insulation
- smart heating controls
- zone controls
- delayed start thermostat
- thermostatic radiator valves