Green Homes Grant for people claiming benefits
What is it?
The Green Homes Grant is a new government scheme offered until the end of March 2022. You could use it to spend for insulation (which includes cavity wall, under-floor, and loft/roof insulation) and for low carbon heating (heat pumps and solar thermal systems). Get a lot more information and facts about Green Homes Grants
If you use half your spending budget on low carbon heating and insulation measures you could use the other half for double/triple glazing, upgrading to energy efficient doors and heating controls. You will get full particulars from the government's Green Homes Grant web page.
You may also be entitled to assist through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO); a scheme funded by utility companies. These grants enable low income households in England, Scotland and Wales replace inefficient boilers or electric heaters. Much more details is under.
Anyone who owns their very own home qualifies to get a Green Homes Grant as long as they are carrying out authorized measures (insulation and installing low carbon heating). The only exception is for people who live in a new build property that has in no way been occupied.
In case you are in receipt of one on the following benefits your Green Homes Grant can cover 100% of your price of work as much as a maximum of £10,000:
Disability Living Allowance
Pension Guarantee Credit
Employment and Support Allowance (income-based or contribution-based)
Jobseeker's Allowance (income-based or contribution-based)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Advantage
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Tax Credits (Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit)
Apply to get a grant
As a way to apply for any Green Homes Grant you will need at least one quote from registered installer. You are able to then apply for any voucher (which is how the grant is paid out) using the government's Green Homes Grant online application form. Your contractor will then have the ability to redeem the voucher as payment for the work.
You could also be eligible for a free grant to upgrade the heating, insulation and also the energy-efficiency of your home. You will find grants presently available to people on a low income by means of the Government's ECO scheme.
1. Boiler Grants - check your eligibility and apply for any boiler grant here
2. Insulation Grants - verify your eligibility and apply for an insulation grant right here
3. Electric Heating Grants - in case you have electric room heaters or electric storage heaters and they're the main way of heating your home you might be eligible for any grant to upgrade or replace them - check your eligibility and apply for an electric heating grant here
4. First Time Central Heating Grants - if you've in no way had central heating at your property - verify your eligibility and apply for a Initially Time Central Heating (FTCH) grant here