Green Homes Grant Scheme gets extension

The government’s flagship Green Homes Grant Scheme (GHGS), which was launched on September 30, has been extended. The scheme will now run until the end of March 2022, this represents a full year extension to the scheme, which was called for by the The Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) and Stroma Certification.

The scheme set out that homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings. Homeowners and landlords can claim up to two thirds of the cost of home improvements up to the value of £5,000, covering double glazing installation, insulation and more.

The GHGS hopes to help up to 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills and support over 100,000 jobs.

“The Green Homes Grant scheme gives homeowners and landlords right across the country a cheaper way to make their homes more energy efficient and cut their bills – all while making their contribution to tackling climate change. Today’s announcement means an extra year to take advantage of this new scheme, helping households and tradespeople who can plan their workload and create new jobs in their communities. I would urge anyone to visit the Green Homes Grants website and see how they could benefit.” - Minister for Climate Change, Lord Callanan