The Green Homes Grant has been announced, giving homeowners vouchers to help cover the cost of energy efficiency improvements to their home such as loft, wall and floor insulation and low-carbon heating systems.
As well as primary improvements like these, you can also use the grant for secondary items such as double glazing, as long as these don’t cost any more than the primary improvements. (Note that funding isn’t available for gas or oil-fired heating systems.)
About the vouchers
For most people, the vouchers will be worth about two thirds of the cost of the work, up to a maximum of £5,000 per household. So, if work is completed which costs £4,500 for example, you’ll receive a voucher for £3,015 towards the bill.
If you receive one of the qualifying state benefits, you may be entitled to a voucher covering all the cost of the work, up to a limit of £10,000.
Only government-approved traders can carry out works under the Green Homes Grant scheme, and you can’t apply for a grant unless you’ve sourced your quotes from approved suppliers.
How to apply for a voucher
Firstly, please visit the Simple Energy website at https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/green-homes-grant/questionnaire to
check your eligibility and find out about the types of improvements that could be made to your home. You’ll also find a list of approved traders to choose from.
Next, apply for your Green Homes Grant voucher using this government website: https://green-homes-grant.service.gov.uk/.
You can get help with your application from the government’s Simple Energy Advice Service by calling 0800 444 202.
Protect yourself from scams
Remember the only way to apply for a grant is through the government website. Unauthorised traders cannot do this on your behalf and even authorised suppliers mustn’t ask for an upfront payment.
The best advice from Trading Standards teams in Nottinghamshire is to never respond to cold calling, either on the phone or at the door.
Stay safe. If you’re interested in a Green Homes Grant, please only use the above websites and phone number to find out more.
Via Rushcliffe Borough Council