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Could you benefit from the greens homes grant?

October 20, 2021
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What you need to know about the green homes grant

The chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his emergency ‘Mini-Budget’ Summer 2020 Statement to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July, amid the backdrop of a growing threat to the economy from the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

During his speech he announced the introduction of a £2 billion Green Homes Grant, providing at least £2 for every £1 homeowners and landlords spend to make their homes more energy-efficient, up to £5,000 per household. The Green Homes Grant, with online applications for recommended energy-efficiency measures and details of accredited local suppliers, was launched in September 2020.

Eligible households in England can use the vouchers on green home initiatives, including insulation, low-energy lighting and double glazing. For those on the lowest incomes, the scheme will fully fund energy efficiency measures of up to £10,000 per household. In total, this could support over 100,000 green jobs and help strengthen a supply chain that will be vital for meeting the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The move is part of a £3 billion green investment package and aims to upgrade over 600,000 homes across England, saving households hundreds of pounds per year on their energy bills. As part of this package, homeowners and landlords in England will be able to apply for vouchers from the Green Homes Grant scheme to pay for green improvements such as loft, wall and floor insulation.

The vouchers will fund two-thirds of work done. These improvements could save some households hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills while creating thousands of jobs for tradespeople. The remaining £1 billion of the £3 billion programme will make public buildings (including schools and hospitals) greener, helping the country meet its ambitions of achieving net zero by 2050.

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