Green Home Grant Scheme

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Updated 18th November

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Green Homes Grant scheme extended by a year

additional information on what the voucher does and does not cover

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Here's the latest information on the scheme

The voucher scheme has commenced and will be extended until 2022 (full details to follow)

There have been delays in the arrangements and working of the scheme which has caused issues with the supply of the recommended accredited suppliers list.

We are working through the registrations and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

It is expected additional measures will be added to the list of current measures as part of the "green industrial revolution"

Thank you for your patience.

The government will provide a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000.

If you are on a low income and receive certain benefits, you can receive a voucher covering all of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.

A full list of qualifying benefits are available on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The installer will request and receive payment from the government for the costs covered by the voucher. recent update

To apply for the voucher, you must either:

  • own your home (including park home owners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
  • be a private or social landlord

Your property must be in England to be eligible for the scheme.

Landlords cannot apply for the low-income portion of the scheme. Clarification

New-build properties that have not previously been occupied are not eligible for the scheme.

You cannot apply for the scheme if you have already received a grant from your local authority as part of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.

Primary measures

The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure. This can be an insulation measure and/or a low carbon heating measure.

Insulation measures

The following insulation measures are covered by the voucher:

  • solid wall
  • under floor
  • cavity wall
  • loft
  • flat roof
  • room in roof
  • insulating a park home

Low carbon heat measures

The following low carbon heating measures are covered by the voucher:

  • air or ground source heat pump
  • solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collectors) Clarification
  • biomass boilers recent addition

Further information on these measures will be announced soon.

You cannot use the voucher to help pay for works that were carried out prior to the voucher being issued. Important

You cannot use the voucher to replace insulation or low carbon heating measures that are already installed in your home. However, you can use the voucher to ‘top up’ existing measures (for example, installing additional loft insulation up to the recommended level).

Secondary measures

If you install at least 1 primary measure, your voucher can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures:

  • draught proofing
  • double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows)
  • secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • external energy efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002) Clarification
  • heating controls
  • hot water tank thermostats and insulation

The amount you get towards the cost of secondary measures cannot exceed the amount you get for primary measures.

Example

A homeowner wants to install cavity wall insulation and receives a voucher worth £400 towards the work. They can receive a maximum of £400 more for secondary measures, such as replacing single glazed windows with double glazed windows.

Register your interest so we can send you information

  • Check what energy efficiency or low carbon heat improvements can be made to your home.
  • Allow us to find accredited tradespeople or businesses in your area that are able to undertake the work and obtain quotes from them. We will try to get at least 3 quotes to make sure you are getting the best value for money.
  • We will assit in with information and method for the voucher application from the end of September 2020.

You should only enter into a commitment to carry out work once you have had confirmation that your voucher application has been accepted. Important

You must make sure the work is scheduled to be completed, and the voucher redeemed subject to its terms and conditions.

Vouchers will be subject to terms and conditions, including:

  • measures covered and not covered by the voucher
  • criteria that must be met
  • installation standards/
  • evidence required to demonstrate eligibility

Our aim is to ensure you have all the correct information to make the claim and be issued a voucher.

You will be able to view the full terms and conditions when you apply for the voucher. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy may vary the terms of the scheme or close the scheme at any time.

If you wish to register your interest in the scheme - click here

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These interpretations of the scheme are as a general guide only. These may not apply in every case. The voucher application will determine the acceptance of quotations and eligibility prior to the issuing of a voucher.