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Green Homes Grant worth up to £5,000

Who can get the Green Homes Grant?

What is it?

The Green Homes Grant is a new government scheme available from the end of September 2020. You can use it to pay for insulation (including cavity wall, under-floor, and loft/roof insulation) and for low carbon heating (heat pumps and solar thermal systems).

If you use half your budget on low carbon heating and insulation measures you can use the other half for double/triple glazing, upgrading to energy efficient doors and heating controls. You can get full details (as much as exist at the moment) from the government's Green Homes Grant briefing sheet.

You could get 66% of the cost of works met up to a maximum of £5,000 (people on benefits can get 100% up to £10,000). 

Eligibility

Anyone who owns their own home qualifies so long as they are carrying out approved measures (insulation and installing low carbon heating). The only exception is for people who live in a 'new build' property, though the government have not yet defined what counts as 'new build'.

All eligible homeowners qualify for 66% of the cost of works up to a maximum of £5,000 while people on benefits can get 100% up to £10,000. For more information on who qualifies for the scheme worth up to £10,000 please see our help page on the Green Homes Grant for people on benefits.

Landlords of social and privately rented properties also qualify for 66% of the cost of works up to a maximum of £5,000, but this does not go up if their tenant claims one of the benefits above.

Apply for a grant

You will be able to apply online for your grant, which will be paid out as a voucher that your contractor will redeem. We are still waiting for further details of how to apply.

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