1 September 2020

Green Home Grant Update 3

The Government’s Green Home Grant has received further updates this week, customers can now check their eligibility on the Government endorsed Simple Energy Advice website and also have more information on how the grant scheme will work alongside other funding schemes.

Green home grant scheme

Homeowners will be able to apply for their chosen vouchers at the end of September 2020. However before applying you should use the tool provided to:

  • Check if you’re eligible for a voucher.
  • Check what improvements may be suitable for your home.
  • Choose which improvements you would like and see an estimate of home much they may cost.
  • Find accredited tradespeople to get quotes from to carry out the work.

What if you’re already claiming other grants/funding?

The Government has also confirmed what will happen to those also claiming from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes:

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

You will not be able to claim a Green Homes Grant subsidy vouchers towards the cost of a measure which has also received funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). However, you can claim both ECO and Green Homes Grant subsidy providing they are each for different measures – for example loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the Green Home Grant for the renewable heat installation. You must claim the Green Home Grant first and then notify Ofgem that you have used it when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments.

Households can claim the Green Homes Grant for energy efficiency measures both before and after accreditation to the Domestic RHI.