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Green Home Grant scheme
30 Sep 2020

The Green Home Grant scheme is live!

Oliver
By Oliver
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The widely anticipated Green Home Grant is now live, allowing residents in England to claim up to £10,000 towards improving the energy efficiency of the property.

How to claim

The Green Home Grant is now live and vouchers can be applied for via a form on the Government's website found here:

Important note: The Green Home Grant is only available for properties in England.

As part of the application for the Grant you must be able to provide the below information:

  • The name and date of birth of the property owner

  • The name and date of birth of a resident if they receive certain benefits

  • A quote for the work from your chosen TrustMark registered installer

  • The TrustMark Licence Number for your chosen installer

What can the grant be used for?

The Green Home Grant will only cover the installation of the following primary measures:

  • Air Source Heat Pump

  • Ground Source Heat Pump

  • Insulation: Solid wall insulation, Cavity wall insulation, under-floor insulation, loft insulation, flat roof insulation, room in roof insulation, park home insulation

  • Solar thermal

If one of the above primary measures is installed, then you may also apply for a voucher on a secondary energy saving measure:

  • Smart heating controls, zone controls, thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs)

  • Hot water tank insulation

  • Hot water tank thermostat or appliance thermostat

  • Double glazing, triple glazing or secondary glazing (only when replacing single glazed)

  • Energy efficient doors (when replacing doors installed pre-2002)

  • Draught proofing

Important note: If the improvement requested is not listed above then the Grant cannot be claimed.

If you are on benefits you could claim more

Should a member of your household be claiming certain benefits then you may qualify for the additional funding taking the total claimable amount up to £10,000 with no contribution required.

The qualifying benefits are listed below:

  • Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)

  • Income based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Income Support (IS)

  • Pension Guarantee Credit

  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)

  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)

  • Universal Credit (UC)

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Carer’s Allowance

  • Sever Disablement Allowance

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

  • Contribution based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)

  • Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Housing benefit

How do the vouchers work?

The vouchers will cover two thirds of the installation cost for an energy-saving measure listed above up to a maximum of £5,000. For example, should you choose to have an air source heat pump fitted, you would most likely receive the full £5,000 funding as an air source heat pump will cost over £7,500 to install.

For cheaper energy saving measures such as insulation, if the insulation were to cost £4,000, you would pay £1,320 whilst the government would provide a voucher for the additional £2,680.

Secondary insulation measures can only be subsidised up to the amount of subsidy provided for the primary measure. (e.g. if a household receives £1,000 for a primary measure, they can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards secondary measures).

Accredited installers

The Government has ensured that only accredited tradespeople can be involved in the scheme, giving households the confidence that any improvements they choose to install in their homes will be done to the highest quality.

Any installer carrying out works for the Government’s Green Home Grant must be registered with either TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

50five is proud to be both MCS and TrustMark accredited.

Contact us

Should you have any further questions regarding the Green Home Grant please feel free to contact our expert team on 0800 612 5050, or drop us an email at customerrelations@50five.co.uk

Oliver

Written by Oliver

Oliver is a Content Specialist for 50five UK