Green Homes Grant now available!
We are delighted to announce that today [Wednesday 30th September], the Government has launched its eagerly awaited Green Homes Grant. The portal is now live, enabling homeowners and landlords to apply for voucher to make environmentally friendly improvements to their properties.
The Green Homes Grant will provide vouchers towards the cost of improvements including insulation and low-carbon heating such as ground and air source heat pumps. Under the scheme, the Government will pay for two-thirds of the cost of eligible measures up to a total of £5,000. Households in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to vouchers worth up to £10,000, which may well cover the whole cost.
To apply, consumers use the Simple Energy Advice website to see how energy efficient their homes already are, and where improvements can be made. Once completed, homeowners and landlords will receive a personalised energy plan. As of the launch today, you can apply for vouchers towards the cost of the improvements outlined in your plan.
The Green Homes Grant includes insulation and low-carbon heating such as ground and air source heat pumps. New underfloor heating and new high capacity radiators are also covered. For a full list of what is included, please click here.
More great news is that homeowners who use the scheme will still be eligible for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for their heat pump installation. The homeowner must first apply for a Green Homes Grant and then subsequently apply for the RHI. The amount of their Grant is then taken off the value of their projected Domestic RHI payments.
Consumers who are interested in using the Grant will need to get a final quote from a listed supplier before getting the voucher to spend. Do contact us if you’d like a quote. You will also have to choose from a list of registered tradespeople in your area to quote for and do the work. In order to qualify for the grant for a heat pump installation, all work must be completed by MCS accredited and TrustMark registered installers such as Finn Geotherm. Vouchers must be redeemed and improvements completed by 31st March 2021.
Guy Ransom, commercial director at Finn Geotherm, said:
“We are delighted to see the scheme launch today which will enable consumers to make green improvements such as installing energy efficient heat pumps. The Grant is excellent news for anyone looking to improve the environmental credentials of their home while significantly reducing, or avoiding altogether, the capital cost involved. We’re looking forward to helping more people to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and also enjoy greener, cosier homes.”
30th September 2020