FIND OUT MORE
FIND OUT MORE
New Green Homes Grant
Offers up to £10,000 for energy efficiency measures
The Green Homes Grant was introduced in July 2020 by chancellor Rishi Sunak to help homeowners in England and Wales make their homes more energy-efficient. The scheme offers ‘grants’ for home improvement projects that include energy-saving features. The scheme will launch on September 1st.
Under the Green Homes Grant scheme, homeowners in England can apply for vouchers worth up to two-thirds of the cost of upgrading energy efficiency in their homes – the maximum contribution will be £5,000, or for those on lower incomes, a 100% grant up to £10,000 will be available for particular work.
The government has stated that to qualify for the scheme, one of the main criteria is that works must be carried out by companies who are TrustMark approved.
TrustMark is the government-endorsed quality scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out on their home. TrustMark provides householders with quality assurance. Orchard Home Improvements are a registered TrustMark company.
HOW THE GRANT WORKS
Households can use their voucher for further energy-saving measures, using a registered TrustMark company.
- Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
- Upgrading to energy-efficient doors
The vouchers, which will be issued from the end of September, will help pay for energy efficiency improvements that will help cut energy bills and potentially save families hundreds of pounds a year.
The Green Homes Grant was one of the significant updates in the government’s Summer Statement, laying the foundations for a green recovery. As well as planning to create thousands of new jobs, the government believes the scheme will help the UK meet its 2050 target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions.