Great news! The government has announced they will be extending the Green Homes Grant to the end of March 2022.
If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord then you can apply for this grant towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.
What does this include?
- Insulating your home
- Installing low-carbon heating
Once you’ve used the voucher for one of the above, it can then be used to help cover the costs of the following:
- Draught proofing
- Double or triple glazing
- Hot water tank thermostat
How much is the grant worth?
The grant will cover at minimum of two thirds of the cost, up to a maximum of £5,000 per household.
But, for lower income households in receipt of certain benefits there is a higher allocation of funds available, up to £10,000.
Can anyone carry out the work?
Am I Eligible?
All homeowners in England are eligible, including private and social landlords. However, landlords do not quality to receive the low-income portion of the grant. This means they are limited to a grant of up to £5,000.
New builds are also not eligible for any part of the grant.
Further information on the grant, eligibility and what it can be used for, can be found here.
How do I apply?
You can easily apply via the Simple Energy Advice website. This website provides information on what improvements you can make to your home and also what you’re entitled to.
It also gives you access to who the participating suppliers are in your area.
This scheme makes great headway on making homes more energy efficient and also helps reduce yearly energy bills. The government claim people could save as much as £600 per year by installing some of these improvements.