Green Homes Grant

GHG

Updated November 17th 2020

Wrap up your home this winter

You make your home warmer, cut your energy bills cheaper and help tackle climate change with a government backed Green Homes Grant. 

Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low income households can get 100% of the costs of work covered up to £10,000.

You could save up to £600 a year on energy bills by applying today. Installing energy efficient home improvements also cuts emissions, which is better for the environment.

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?

  1. Check if you’re eligible for a voucher
  2. Check what improvements may be suitable for your home
  3. Find registered installers to get quotes to carry out the work
  4. 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.

Getting work done 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 can still apply for a grant and get the work done. Your installer will follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

If you would prefer, to minimise contact during national restrictions, you can ask your installer to provide a quote remotely using a video call or detailed photos.

For further guidance on how to protect yourself and your tradesperson while getting work done during coronavirus, visit the TrustMark Work Safe, Safe Work website.

For Tradespeople

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.