Recently the new Government Green Homes Grant has been announced. This is a scheme which you could be eligible for. It entitles certain homeowners and residential landlords a grant for refurbishments to make homes more eco-friendly and energy efficient. This green home renovation grant covers work such as low-carbon solutions alongside roof and wall insulation.
This government initiative is to help reduce the production of carbon dioxide, reduce energy consumption and generally make UK homes more green.
Government Green Home Grant Eligibility
Those eligible for the grant must be homeowners and residential landlords residing in England. This also covers:
- Park homes on residential, traveller and gypsy sites
- Shared ownership and long-leaseholds
- Private and social sector landlords
- Local authority and housing association landlords
As an eligible homeowner or landlord, you could receive a maximum grant of up to £5,000 towards the work. However, if yourself or someone else in the home is entitled to specific benefits, you could be granted a voucher to cover 100% of the cost up to £10,000. This excludes landlords.
Work Covered by The Grant
The Government Green Homes Grant covers the labour, materials and VAT of various areas of eco-friendly home improvement work. There are primary measures which include insulation and low carbon heat. Then secondary measures which include heating controls and insulation, windows and doors. The voucher only covers secondary measures if a primary measure has been installed. However, the cost of the secondary measures must be lower than the cost of the primary measures.
- Flat roof
- Pitched roof
- Room in the roof
- Solid wall
- Cavity wall
- Park homes
Low Carbon Heat
- Solar thermal
- Hybrid heat pump
- Biomass boiler
- Air source heat pump
- Ground source heat pump
Windows and Doors (Secondary)
- Double/triple glazing
- Secondary glazing
- Energy efficient replacement doors
- Draught proofing
Heating Controls and Insulation (Secondary)
- Heating controls (e.g thermostats, smart controls, zone control etc)
- Hot water tank thermostat
- Hot water tank insulation
Government Green Homes Grant Terms and Conditions
This scheme is only valid until the 31st of March 2021 and all work must be complete by this date in order to qualify.
The voucher is only granted if the work is being carried out by TrustMark registered installers. Therefore, you would not be eligible if you were completing the work yourself, or arranging a family member or friend to do so.