Green Homes Grant Scheme Update
The Green house grant scheme is a £2b pound funding to create and retain jobs as well as contribute to our net zero carbon target by 2050.
Householders can claim up to a maximum £5k of funding for a number of eligible improvements, whilst low income householders can claim up to £10k. The funding will provide up to 2/3rds of the installed improvement or measure with the householder providing the other 1/3rd.
The scheme is broken into two levels of carbon reducing measures;
Primary measures comprise of the following insulation measures, solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft, room in a roof and park home. Primary measures also consist of the following low carbon heat measures, ground source Heatpump, air source Heatpump or solar thermal.
Secondary measures comprise of, draught proofing, windows and doors and the following heating controls and upgrades; appliance thermostats, hot water cylinder thermostats and insulation, smart heating controls, delayed start thermostats, thermostatic radiator valves and zonal controls.
So long as there is at least one primary measure installed householders can claim upto the same amount to fund a secondary measure.
To obtain the grant the householder must appoint a Trustmark or MCS registered installation company via the Simple Energy Advice website.
Boilers are not eligible for funds.
The scheme commences in September and the target is to spend the £2b amount by March 2021.