This grant is the Government’s new initiative to create warmer homes, help to reduce your heating bill, generate local employment and reduce carbon emissions responsible for global warming.
Who is eligible You must either own your own home or be a private or social landlord.
Value of vouchers
The voucher can have a value that covers two thirds of the cost up to £5,000. If you are on low income and receive certain benefits the voucher could cover all your costs up to £10,000.
If you live in rented accommodation, contact your landlord and request him to apply so that you and your family will benefit.
What can the voucher be used for?
Insulation measures include
– cavity wall, solid wall, loft and flat roof and underfloor
Low carbon heating measures include
– heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass boilers
If any of the above measures are installed then your voucher can also be used to include secondary measures like
– secondary glazing, double (or triple) glazing, heating controls or external doors up to the value of the primary measure.
Requirements include –
- Work has to be undertaken by an installer who is TRUSTMARK registered and is PAC/MCS accredited
- Low carbon heating has to replace a fossil fuel boiler
Further information and to obtain the voucher
Information leaflets on these measures are available at https://www.readingculturelive.co.uk/events/green-homes-grant-how-to-create-warmer-homes/
For convenience, the links to relevant information are copied below:
Rcan Green Homes grant
Geo 05_20 Green homes grant information v2
Rcan Low carbon heating heat pumps 3
Rcan low carbon heating solar heat water
Rcan reduc heat demand Prime measures
Rcan reduc heat demand Sec measures
RcanRestoring radiator efficiency
After deciding what improvement you need, identify a registered local installer or go to www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk . Obtain a quote and download a voucher application form for a grant.
Don’t delay apply today as work has to be completed by 31/03/2021