Green Homes Grant Now Extended
UPDATE REGARDING THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN 2
Green Homes Grant installers can continue to work in people’s homes under the National Restrictions from 5 November. You can still apply for a grant and get the work done. Your installer must follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.
Make energy improvements to your home
If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.
Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.
Installing the latest energy efficient air source heat pump air conditioners to your home
You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2022.
Hawkes Refrigeration Engineers (Vimivale Ltd) can help.
We are a Trustmark approved company and are accredited installers for Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Daikin and many other well known manufacturers.
How much you can get
Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.
If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.
You may be eligible if you live in England and:
- 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 get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied.
The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.
The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure.
The following insulation measures are covered by the voucher:
- solid wall insulation (internal or external)
- cavity wall insulation
- under-floor insulation (solid floor, suspended floor)
- loft insulation
- flat roof insulation
- pitched roof insulation
- room in roof insulation
- insulating a park home
Low carbon heat
The following low carbon heating measures are covered by the voucher:
- air source heat pump
- ground source heat pump
- solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
- biomass boiler
- hybrid heat pump
Use this service to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient.
If your application is successful, you’ll get a voucher to give to your chosen TrustMark-registered tradesperson.
- Prime Minister announces the Green Homes Grant will continue until the end of March 2022
- extension to the £2 billion scheme will help more households and tradespeople benefit, as Britain builds back greener from coronavirus
- energy efficiency scheme will create new work for accredited tradespeople in green construction, supporting 100,000 jobs across the UK
Homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, helping up to 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills.
The scheme funds up to 2 thirds of the cost of green home improvements up to £5,000, or 100% of the cost for homeowners on low incomes, up to £10,000. Measures covered include insulation of walls, floors and roofs, double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating like heat pumps.
The Prime Minister announced the extension of both the Green Homes Grant and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme in his 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, designed to help the country build back greener and help reach the UK’s key target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
£1 billion will be available next year into making new and existing homes and public buildings more efficient, including through the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
Minister for Climate Change Lord Callanan said:
The Green Homes Grant scheme gives homeowners and landlords right across the country a cheaper way to make their homes more energy efficient and cut their bills – all while making their contribution to tackling climate change.
Today’s announcement means an extra year to take advantage of this new scheme, helping households and tradespeople who can plan their workload and create new jobs in their communities. I would urge anyone to visit the Green Homes Grants website and see how they could benefit.
As part of his ambitious green recovery plan, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced funding for the drive to make homes, and public buildings like schools and hospitals more energy efficient, would continue until the end of the next financial year.
People have been able to apply for vouchers through the Green Homes Grant Scheme since September this year. Although restrictions are in place to help tackle the spread of coronavirus, government guidance is clear that homeowners can still have work done as long as installers follow the COVID-secure guidance.
Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders, Brian Berry, said:
The extension of the Green Homes Grant for another year is very positive news, and shows that builders’ concerns have been listened to. This will give the reassurance needed to the building industry to invest in the scheme. Our existing homes contribute 20% of all our carbon emissions and consume 35% of our energy.
Chief Executive of TrustMark, Simon Ayers, said:
Consumer confidence is not only essential to the recovery of the UK’s economy, but also to the protection and creation of key jobs that will support the long-term delivery of quality green home improvements.