Green Homes Grant 2020

We know from our public survey earlier this year that Climate Change and energy savings is something that many of our followers are concerned about.
So we thought it prudent to highlight the new Government Green Homes Grant 2020. This is a scheme whereby homeowners and residential landlords  can apply for grants towards some energy saving schemes.
Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.
Full details can be found at the official government website at:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme
To help people understand the requirements and the benefits, Reading Climate Festival are holding an online guide to the Green Homes Grant on Friday 13 November – see below for details.

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

To find out how you can benefit from this new Government Grant scheme, register for the online webinar, which is co-hosted by our vice chair Rayner Mayer, at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-homes-grant-how-to-create-warmer-homes-tickets-127212641435