Green Homes Grant: make energy improvements to your home
What is the Green Homes Grant?
The government will provide a voucher up to £5,000 that covers up to two-thirds of the cost of energy efficiency and low carbon heat improvements to your home. See which improvements are included in the scheme below.
You may be able to receive a bigger grant if you are a homeowner and you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits. The government will cover 100% of the cost of the improvements up to £10,000.
How do I apply?
- Check if you’re eligible for a voucher
- Check what improvements may be suitable for your home
- Choose which improvements you would like and see an estimate of how much they may cost
- Find registered installers to get quotes to carry out the work
- Apply for your voucher
The Green Homes Grant scheme will never include official representatives coming to your property uninvited or cold calling on the phone to encourage you to join the scheme.
Tradespeople and businesses that are appropriately certified to install energy efficiency and/or low carbon heating improvements in homes need to register with TrustMark to carry out work under the scheme. This confirms to homeowners that you will install measures to high standards.
You will be added to a directory of TrustMark registered installers and homeowners can then contact you to obtain a quote.
Tradespeople and businesses that install low carbon heating improvements in homes will also need to be MCS certified.
Once you are registered with TrustMark, you need to apply to become a Green Homes Grant installer so you can deliver work in the 600,000 homes that will receive vouchers.
Working during national restrictions
Tradespeople, including Green Homes Grant installers, can continue to work in people’s homes under the national restrictions from 5 November.
You must follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.
Installers do not need to physically attend a customer’s home to provide a quote and can do this remotely using a video call or detailed photos.
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