THE GREEN HOMES GRANT is a government scheme to give householders a voucher of £5000 to get energy saving home improvement work done.
IMPORTANT: ALL Work must be completed by TrustMark registered businesses only, which have also achieved PAS2030 2017 or higher certification.
Those on lower incomes can apply for a 100% grant up to £10,000. The vouchers will be issued from the end of September 2020 and will be available until the end of March 2021.
The available measures under the scheme are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ categories. Households will need to install at least one primary measure to qualify for funding.
You must do a primary measure to qualify for secondary measure funding. So long as there is at least one primary measure in the package of works, households will also be able to install secondary measures.
Secondary measures can only be subsidised up to the amount of subsidy provided for primary measures. For example, if a household receives £1,000 for primary measures, they can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards secondary measures.
The secondary measures are:
For low-carbon heating to be installed, households will need to have adequate insulation (e.g. wall and loft, where applicable). These can be installed as part of a package – they do not have to already be there.
For vouchers up to £5,000, the following can apply:
For the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes are eligible. Households receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for a fully funded package of measures.
People qualify for the Green Home Grants low-income scheme if they receive at least one of the following benefits: