Green Home Grant Information for Householders *update – the Government has closed this scheme as of the 31st March 2021*

This is a new scheme which is time limited from September 2020 till March 2022. The following is a breakdown on the new scheme and how this may help you to make your home more energy efficient, warmer and low carbon;

–              New voucher scheme launched by the Government in September 2020

–              In order to obtain a voucher, homeowners will have to make an online application detailing the energy efficiency measures they wish to carry out.

–              The measures will be split into two categories: primary and secondary. Homeowners must install at least one measure from the primary category in order to qualify for the vouchers.

–              Further information from Government can be found here:

–              Website to register for a voucher will open in September is found here

–              Under the scheme, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, up to £5,000.

–              Lower income households can receive up to £10,000.

–              Once you have applied, your details will then be forwarded to accredited local suppliers.

–              Once one of the suppliers has issued a quote, and the requested work has been approved,  the government will then issue the voucher.

–              Fossil fuel boilers are not included such as gas boilers

–              Householders are unable to blend or include other government schemes such as ECO


What are the energy saving measures I can use the voucher for?

The primary category:

The secondary category:

Vouchers for secondary measures will be capped at the same amount provided in relation to the primary measures For example, if you claim £1,500 for insulation, then you will receive a maximum of £1,500 for double glazing

Providing that you apply for at least one measure from the primary category, you will also be able to claim for a grant for secondary measures. These include:


How much are the vouchers worth?

This is split into two parts.

Under the scheme, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, up to £5,000.  For example, if you were to have double-glazed windows installed for around £2,000, then the government would contribute around £1,333 and the homeowner would pay around £666.


Low-income element of the scheme, households will be eligible to receive up to £10,000 towards these improvements. And these homeowners will not have to contribute anything to the cost.

You can qualify for the Green Home Grants low-income element of the scheme if you receive at least one of the following:


Who can apply for the vouchers?

Only homeowners and landlords will be eligible.


How can I claim Green Homes Grant vouchers?

From September, it will be possible to apply for the grant online, but you will not be able to sign up before then, using the Government ‘Simply Energy Advice’ website


Who can install these energy saving measures?

Tradespeople must be from a TrustMark Registered Business. The Government ‘Simply Energy Advice’ website will suggest appropriate home improvements that you may be able to apply for. They will then direct you to a list of approved TrustMark and or Microgeneration Certification Scheme  (MCS) registered tradespeople in your local area to carry out the work.