Green Homes Grant Scheme Launched on September 30

The government’s flagship Green Homes Grant Scheme has now been launched ushering in jobs and cheaper bills as government launches the biggest upgrade of the UK’s buildings in a generation.

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. Home owners 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 following is taken from government’s press release on the launch of the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

Starting today, homeowners can sign up for big savings on upgrades to their homes under the government’s £2 billion Green Homes Grant, with an additional £1 billion announced to improve the energy efficiency of publicly owned buildings.

The Green Homes Grant scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements up to £5,000. Those homeowners with low incomes, including those on certain benefits, are eligible for a grant covering up to 100% of the cost of works up to £10,000. The scheme will improve the energy efficiency of over 600,000 homes.

Grants will be offered to cover green home improvements ranging from insulation of walls, floors and roofs, to the installation of double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating like heat pumps or solar thermal - measures that could help households save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.

It will cut people’s energy bills and carbon emissions, whilst also supporting over 100,000 jobs in green construction for local plumbers, builders and tradespeople across the UK.

Read the full press release here

Read more about the GHGS:

The Green Homes Grant Scheme: 2 months later, from Andrew Parkin, Director of Energy Certification at Stroma Certification Ltd

Green Homes Grant Scheme resources:

For consumers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

For tradespeople: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/green-homes-grant-scheme-register-as-a-certified-tradesperson-or-business

Check your eligibility: https://www.gov.uk/check-eligible-green-homes-grant

Register for tradespeople: https://www.gov.uk/register-as-green-homes-grant-installer