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Apply for up to £10,000 through the ‘Green Homes Grant Scheme’ to make your home more energy efficient

As of the 30 September 2020, householders are able to apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme to help make their homes more energy efficient, as part of a government energy efficiency push.

The home improvements range from insulating walls, floors and roofs, installing double or triple glazing in place of single glazing and putting in low carbon heating such as heat pumps.

The scheme hopes to make 600,000 properties more energy efficient, save people £600 a year on their energy bills and support 100,000 jobs in local trades across the UK.

Proposals published by the government also aim to improve the energy efficiency of rented homes by requiring landlords to reach an energy performance certificate (EPC) C rating for properties by 2028.

 

You may be eligible for the grant if…

  • You are a homeowner with low income.
  • You own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership).
  • You own your own park home on a residential site.
  • You’re a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations)

You are not eligible if…

  • You cannot get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied.
  • 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.

You can claim both Energy Company Obligation and Green Homes Grant as long as they are each for different measures, for example – loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. You cannot claim a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of a measure which has also had funding under the ECO.

You can claim both the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive and the Green Home Grant for a renewable heat installation. You must claim the Green Home Grant voucher first and then notify Ofgem that you have used it when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments.

If you’re only claiming the Green Homes Grant voucher for energy efficiency measures you do not need to notify Ofgem.

You can find more information on the Green Homes Grant Scheme, your eligibility and how to apply on the Gov website.

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