What is the Green Home Grants Scheme?
As part of investment in a ‘green recovery’, homeowners and landlords in England will be able to apply for vouchers from a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme to make their homes more energy-efficient and create local jobs.
Installing energy saving measures will help homeowners with lower energy bills whilst also helping the environment.
How much can I get?
• The grant will cover up to two-thirds of the cost for energy efficient measures up to £5k.
• For low income households, the vouchers will cover the full cost up to £10k.
For example, a homeowner of a semi-detached or end-of-terrace house could install cavity wall and floor insulation for about £4,000 - the homeowner would pay £1,320 while the government would contribute £2,680.
How will it work?
The scheme will launch in September, with online applications for recommended energy efficiency measures, along with details of accredited local suppliers.
Once one of these suppliers has provided a quote and the work is approved, the voucher is issued.
When will the scheme start?
The government has confirmed that the scheme will open in September 2020 for online applications.
What will the grant cover?
Full details have not yet been released but the grants are for improvements to make homes more energy efficient, so, for example, they should cover home improvements such as boilers, insulation and double glazing.
We are expecting the Government to provide a complete list of which energy saving measures are included, and to clarify whether the grant can cover upgrades to existing energy saving measures.
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