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Update on Green Homes Grant

Update on Green Homes Grant

On Friday [28th August], the Government announced more details on the Green Homes Grant in readiness for voucher applications to start at the end of this month [September].

Homeowners and landlords can now begin to make plans for green home improvements using the Simple Energy Advice website. The site offers a quick energy survey for consumers 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.

The plan can be obtained now and then later this month you will be able to apply for a Green Homes Grant which will provide vouchers towards the cost of the improvements including insulation and low-carbon heating such as ground and air source heat pumps. Under the scheme, the Government will pay for for a significant proportion of the cost of eligible measures up to a total of £5,000. Low income households may be entitled to vouchers worth up to 100% of the cost.

More details on the applications will be announced soon. You will need to get a quote from a listed supplier and have the quote approved before getting the voucher to spend.

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.

The scheme has been announced as part of the Government’s £3bn investment in cutting carbon emissions and could benefit more than 600,000 households in England who make green home improvements.

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. For more detailed information click here or contact us if you would like a quote for your heat pump project.

1st September 2020