Homeowners and landlords will be able to pay for vouchers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes as of September, as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme.
Please note that the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service has no connection to the Sustainable Energy Association and simply shares the same acronym.
What is the Green Homes Grant scheme?
The Green Homes Grant scheme was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in July 2020 as part of plans to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes. The initiative will provide eligible homeowners and landlords with vouchers to support two-thirds of the cost of home improvements, up to £5,000. Low income households in receipt of certain benefits will receive vouchers to cover the full cost, up to £10,000.
When will the Green Homes Grant vouchers be available?
The Green Homes Grant scheme vouchers will be issued from the end of September and must be redeemed by the time the scheme closes on 31st March 2021.
Who is eligible for the vouchers?
Homeowners in England will be able to access the Green Homes Grant Scheme. This includes park homeowners, long-leaseholders, shared ownership and private or social landlords. New build properties that have not previously been occupied are not eligible.
Low-income households in receipt of certain benefits are eligible for Green Homes Grant scheme vouchers covering the full cost of improvements, up to £10,000. Qualifying benefits include but are not limited to Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and Universal Credit.
The full list of eligibility criteria can be found here.
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