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Green Homes Grant Scheme

In August 2020, the Government announced a new scheme for homeowners in England called the Green Homes Grant Scheme. The scheme got underway in September and will provide eligible homeowners vouchers to pay for energy-saving improvements to their homes.

How much funding is available?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be unveiling a £3billion plan to cut emissions, with £2billion ringfenced for the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

Under the scheme the Government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of energy saving home improvements up to £5,000. For the lowest earners, the Government will pay the full amount up to £10,000.

What home improvements will be eligible?

Homeowners will be able to use the vouchers to pay for improvements that will make their property more energy efficient. This could be installing floor, wall and loft installation, low energy lighting, energy efficient doors and double glazing.

How will the vouchers work?

Homeowners are able to apply for the grants on the Simple Energy Advice by answering some basic questions about their home followed by recommendations on eligible improvements, including information on local suppliers.

Once a supplier has provided a quote and the work has been approved, the Government will issue a voucher.

Are you eligible?

As part of their Green Industrial Revolution plan, the Government has announced that the scheme will run until 31 March 2022 and is open to anyone who would benefit from eligible energy efficiency measures. 

You can check whether you are eligible by completing the questionnaire on the Simple Energy Advice website.

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