Make improvements to your home: Check if you’re eligible for Green Homes Grant: Apply before 31st March – UKMALAYALEE

Make improvements to your home: Check if you’re eligible for Green Homes Grant: Apply before 31st March

Monday 29 March 2021 10:02 PM UTC

LONDON March 30: If you are a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.

Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.

You must apply for a voucher by 5pm on 31 March 2021. Applications made before the closing date will be honoured.

The Green Homes Grant will close to new applications on 31st March at 5 pm 2021. The scheme was previously extended to the end of March 2022. But in a new press release from the government, they announced that the applications will end a year early on the 31st of March 2021.

Vouchers must be redeemed by the expiry date shown on the voucher.

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

You may be eligible if you live in England and:

you own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership)

you own your own park home on a residential site (including Gypsy and Traveller sites)

you’re a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations)

Home improvements

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.

Primary measures

The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure.

Insulation

The following insulation measures are covered by the voucher:

solid wall insulation (internal or external)
cavity wall insulation
under-floor insulation (solid floor, suspended floor)
loft insulation
flat roof insulation
pitched roof insulation
room in roof insulation
insulating a park home

Low carbon heat

The following low carbon heating measures are covered by the voucher:

air source heat pump
ground source heat pump
solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
biomass boiler
hybrid heat pump

Secondary measures

If you install at least 1 primary measure, your voucher can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures.

The amount you get towards the cost of secondary measures cannot exceed the amount you get for primary measures.

You will only be able to redeem vouchers for secondary measures once you have installed a primary measure and redeemed the vouchers for that measure.

Windows and doors

The following measures are covered by the voucher:

draught proofing
double or triple glazing (where replacing single glazing)
secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
energy efficient replacement doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)
Heating controls and insulation
The following measures are covered by the voucher:

hot water tank thermostat
hot water tank insulation
heating controls (such as, appliance thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves)
What the voucher covers
Costs that are covered by the voucher include:

labour
materials
VAT

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