We wanted to give you an update on the Green Homes Grant scheme as it gains more national coverage. You may have heard recently that the scheme has been extended to March 2022 meaning you have until then to obtain your vouchers and get the works completed.
For regular readers of our blog, you’ve probably seen us talk about it a bit already, but we thought it was worth going over some of the basics.
So, what is the Green Homes Grant scheme?
Green Homes Grant is a government voucher scheme which aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes in England. You can claim a voucher for up to two thirds of the costs of improvements to your home that could help you to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills and make your home warmer.
You may be able to receive a bigger grant if you are a homeowner and you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits. The government will cover 100% of the cost of the improvements up to £10,000.*
Am I eligible?
If you live in England, the answer is yes! The amount you can get funded is dependent on your personal situation but if you own a home in England you will be eligible for at least two thirds of the costs quoted. This handy tool from Simple Energy Advice will help you find out which improvement works you could get and how much you could get funded.
What works does the grant cover?
Following the link to the same questionnaire mentioned above, Simple Energy Advice will be able to tell you what measures are suitable for your home. You will be able to get a voucher of up to £5000 – £10,000, dependant on your personal circumstances, and this can cover a Primary Measure which is Insulation or low carbon heating measures and, if you still have not used the full allowance you may be entitled to a secondary measure which covers things such as double glazing and draught proofing. It is important to mention you can not get a secondary measure without getting a primary measure installed first. A full list of what measures are covered by the vouchers are found here.
How do I apply?
Our specialist Green Homes Grant team are on hand to talk you through the application process which starts with checking your eligibility and obtaining quotes for the works you would like completed. They can do this for you over the phone so give them a call today on 0800 292 2554 or register your interest here and we will be sure to get back to you within 5 working days.
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References: * https://greenhomesgrant.campaign.gov.uk/