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Published: 18/09/2020

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What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme?

The government will provide a voucher worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help cover the cost of making energy efficient improvements to your home.

Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating  such as Heat Pumps to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.

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The Reina Group is a Green Homes Grant ‘Trustmark’ accredited installation business for Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal.

Register your interest with us now and If you would like to spend your voucher on low carbon heating, why not get an instant quote using our easy online quote tool!

You can start applying for your voucher from end of September 2020.

                                                      

How much can I get?

The government will provide a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000.

If you are on a low income and receive certain benefits, you can receive a voucher covering all of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000. A full list of qualifying benefits are available on the Simple Energy Advice website.

The installer will request and receive payment from the government for the costs covered by the voucher.

Eligibility

To apply for the voucher, you must either:

  • own your home (including park homeowners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership) be a private or social landlord
  • Your property must be in England to be eligible for the scheme.
  • Landlords cannot apply for the low-income portion of the scheme.
  • New-build properties that have not previously been occupied are not eligible for the scheme.

You cannot apply for the scheme if you have already received a grant from your local authority as part of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

What the voucher can be used for?

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.

Primary measures

The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure. This can be an insulation measure and/or a low carbon heating measure.

Insulation measures

The following insulation measures are covered by the voucher:

  • solid wall
  • under floor
  • cavity wall
  • loft
  • flat roof
  • room in roof
  • insulating a park home
Low carbon heat measures

The following low carbon heating measures are covered by the voucher:

  • Air or ground source heat pump
  • Solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collectors)
  • Biomass boilers

Further information on these measures will be announced soon.

You cannot use the voucher to help pay for works that were carried out prior to the voucher being issued.

You cannot use the voucher to replace insulation or low carbon heating measures that are already installed in your home. However, you can use the voucher to ‘top up’ existing measures (for example, installing additional loft insulation up to the recommended level).

Secondary measures

If you install at least 1 primary measure, your voucher can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures:

  • draught proofing
  • double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows)
  • secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • external energy efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)
  • heating controls
  • hot water tank thermostats and insulation

The amount you get towards the cost of secondary measures cannot exceed the amount you get for primary measures.

Items not covered by the voucher

There are certain items that are not covered by the voucher, including:

  • building a new extension or conversion to your home
  • insulating a conservatory with no fixed heating
  • installing a new fossil fuel boiler (such as gas, oil or LPG boiler