Green Homes Grant

The Government has introduced an incentive to help homeowners and landlords make improvements to their homes. The Green Homes Grant allows people to claim a voucher to help heat their home and reduce the amount of carbon that is produced from their property.

How much is the voucher worth?

The voucher will cover two thirds of the cost of the work undertaken. This is up to a maximum of £5000. For landlords this is the only voucher that you can claim.

If you, or someone within your home receives certain benefits you may be eligible for 100% of the costs being covered by a voucher. This is up to a maximum of £10,000. You can check if you are eligible here; Check if you’re eligible for the low income support scheme.

All work must be completed and the voucher must be claimed before the 31st of March 2021.

Who can claim a voucher?

The vouchers can be claimed by persons living in England, who fall into the following categories;

  • you own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
  • you own your own park home on a residential site (including Gypsy and Traveller sites)
  • you’re a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations)

You cannot claim a voucher for newly built houses that have not yet, or been previously, occupied.

If you live in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland you may be able to get funding from different schemes.

For more information about eligibility we recommend that you visit the governments website here; Green Home Grant

What work does the voucher cover?

The Green Homes Grant is designed to help homes save energy and stay warm. Work and technologies that can be claimed under the scheme are;

Primary Measures.

  • Insulation, including cavity wall, solid, wall in room, loft and others
  • Air Source Heat Pump
  • Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Solar Thermal (Collector plate or evacuated tube)
  • Biomass Boiler
  • Hybrid Heat Pump

Providing at least one primary measure is installed, a secondary measure may be claimed. You must claim your voucher for the primary measure first, the claim for the secondary measure cannot exceed the claim for your primary measure.

Secondary Measures.

  • Draught Proofing
  • Double or Triple Glazing (where replacing single glazing)
  • Secondary Glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • Energy Efficient Doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)
  • Hot Water Tank Thermostat
  • Hot Water Tank Insulation
  • Heating Controls (such as, appliance thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves)

The voucher covers the costs of: Labour, materials, VAT. The work cannot be completed by yourself, a member of your household, or immediate family.

Solar PV

The Green Home Scheme does not include solar PV, even if the solar PV is installed alongside an immersion controller for hot water. Despite extensive lobbying and discussions from our trade bodies solar PV has remained omitted from being eligible.

The voucher does not include the retrofit of immersion controllers to solar PV / renewable energy systems.

 

For more information on how to apply, and process of getting quotes and claiming your voucher please see here; Green Homes Grant.

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