Green Home GRANT Scheme

On the 8th July 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the launch of the GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME, further information was initially slow to be released the UK Government have finally released further details.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 4th August 2020:

Further information has finally been released by the UK Government. However, the application process is still not open and there is still a lot of clarification still to be supplied by the Government with regards to the criteria for the Home Improvement, but as we understand with replacement windows, the Grant is only applicable when replacing old single glazed windows.

Later this month homeowners will have access to a dedicated website which will suggest appropriate home improvements which the homeowner may be able to apply for grant funding for, alongside a list of approved tradespeople in the area. Once the works are agreed, vouchers will start to be issued from the end of September.

“The Green Homes Grants will give homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, vouchers to install one or more of the following:

  • solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • air source or ground source heat pump
  • solar thermal

In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include one or more of the following:

  • double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
  • upgrading to energy efficient doors
  • hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls”

With our current installation schedule already now being booked for September installs, we recommend home owners continue to investigate replacement Windows projects with Finesse Windows. Our Design Team will keep you informed of any further changes to the criteria for the Green Home Grant Scheme.

What is the Green Homes Grant scheme?

The Green Home Grant scheme is a new scheme by the UK Government, with the aim to enable homeowners and landlords to upgrade their homes and properties with energy-saving features such as Wall & Roof insulation, Air Sourced & Ground Sourced Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Panels. Secondary grants for upgrading from single glazing to double glazing or to replace doors installed pre-2002 to energy efficient doors’ are only available as ‘secondary measures’ i.e. you must have successfully claimed for a grant for other primary measures first i.e. solar thermal / ground source heat pump etc… the value of the secondary grant would be capped at the value spent on your ‘primary measure’.
Under the scheme the UK Government will provide homeowners and landlords with vouchers up to a maximum of £10,000.00 for those on low income, though for most the maximum grant will be for £5,000.00.
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Eligibility for the Green Homes Grant scheme

Full details on the eligibility criteria has not yet been released by the Treasury. To obtain the voucher, you will be shown the energy efficiency measures that the voucher can be used for and then all you will have to do is obtain a quote from an accredited supplier. Once the quote and work is approved the voucher will be issued.
  • For those who are not classed as being on low income, the vouchers will be worth up to a maximum of £5,000.00 and can only cover 2/3rd of the total project cost.
  • For those who fall in the low income category, the vouchers are worth up to £10,000.00 and can cover 100% of the total cost.
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Already got Double Glazed windows?

Further to the most recent announcement from the UK Government (4th August 2020) you will only be eligible to apply for the secondary grant if you currently have SINGLE GLAZED windows; the Green Homes Grant criteria does not include the replacement of existing Double Glazed windows.
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Next Step

Applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme will open in September 2020 and we will aim to keep you informed of any changes to the information available as and when we have it. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get your energy efficiency improvement underway and contact us now.

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