The government will provide a voucher that covers up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to your home, you would be required to fund at least a third of the cost from your own funds. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. If you are a homeowner and either you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits you may be able to receive a higher level of subsidy, covering 100% of the cost of the improvements up to a maximum of £10,000.
Landlords can apply for a voucher of up to £5,000 to improve a private rented property they own, with landlords required to fund at least a third of the cost of the works.
How do I apply?
We suggest following these steps:
- Check your eligibility for a voucher online at: www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant
- Check what improvements may be suitable for your home: https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/green-homes-grant/questionnaire
- Choose which improvements they’d would like and see an estimate of how much they may cost
- Find registered installers to get quotes to carry out the work (see section below)
- Apply for a voucher online at: www.gov.uk/apply-green-homes-grant
How do I find installers?
You will need to have a quotation(s) from an installer before you can applying for the grant.
Search for local installers on the Simple Energy Advice website
Installers must be TrustMark accredited for insulation, draught proofing, windows and heating controls.
Installers of Heat Pumps and Solar Water Heating must be MCS accredited.
What the grant does not cover
Please note that the following are not eligible under the Green Homes Grant:
- Installing oil or gas boilers
- Installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels
- Replacing double glazing
- Creating new loft conversions or new extensions
- DIY insulation, works has to be undertaken by an approved installer
Should you need any further advice you can contact the national Simple Energy Advice on free phone 0800 444202 or www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant