New Green Homes Grant
In July 2020, the Chancellor announced a £2 billion grant to make homes greener in England, as part of the government’s wider green package.
Through encouraging greener improvements to insulation, the Green Homes Grant Scheme offers the opportunity for families to save up to £600 per year in household energy bills. Homeowners and domestic landlords may be eligible to claim vouchers of up to 100% of the cost of environmental home improvements, with maximum contributions of around £10,000. These vouchers will be issued from the end of September 2020.
You can apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme here
Why is this happening?
A fifth of UK greenhouse gas emissions are currently produced by heating buildings.
Driven by quality assurance and environmental advancements, the Green Homes Grant will provide long-term benefits to householders and the environment, saving money on energy bills, reducing carbon emissions and creating new jobs for talented tradespeople around the UK. It is a crucial step in the green recovery of the construction industry after COVID-19, covering the costs of insulation improvements for over 600,000 homes and supporting over 100,000 new jobs.
Green Homes Grant Eligibility
All homeowners of existing occupied domestic properties will be eligible for the Green Homes Grant Scheme, including long leaseholders and those with shared ownership. Landlords of both private and social sector domestic properties are also eligible, as well as park homeowners.
Apply for Green Homes Grant Scheme
Under the Green Homes Grant Scheme, homeowners and landlords can apply for up to two thirds of the cost of their environmental home upgrades to be covered by the government, with a maximum contribution of £5,000. Households on low incomes are eligible for up to 100% of their green home improvements, with available voucher values reaching £10,000. More information on the homeowners eligible for the low-income scheme can be found here
What technologies are covered?
The available energy efficiency technologies are categorised into primary and secondary measures. Households must install at least 1 of the primary measures to qualify for the Green Homes Grant Scheme, after which they can install additional secondary measures.
The primary energy efficiency technologies that are eligible to be covered by the government are;
- Solid Wall Insulation
- Under Floor Insulation
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- or Roof Insulation
- Air Source Heat Pump
- or Ground Source Heat Pump
- Solar thermal heating
Top-up upgrades are included, but replacements of existing technologies are not.
Secondary technologies can be funded up to the same amount that was granted for the primary measures for that household. The secondary technologies that are eligible to be covered once at least one primary measure has been planned for installation are:
With quality support and up-to-date expertise at our forefront, we are here to help you get the most out of your home. Extensive experience in sustainable construction has made us specialists in highly engineered and environmentally friendly property solutions, therefore making the sustainable choice easy.
With vast knowledge and awareness, we can suggest appropriate building improvements for your home alongside the government’s Green Home Grant Scheme. Tailored to your home and circumstances, we can offer personalised advice and guidance on where, how and when to apply for support in funding, and how this may benefit your household in the long term. We will also arrange for your chosen green home solutions to be fitted and installed to the best possible standard. To begin your journey towards a greener and more cost-effective home, sign-up today to receive more information on available grants and grant releases.