What Work Can Be Claimed With The Green Homes Grant?
There are a lot of people who could potentially benefit from the Green Homes Grant scheme, which can fund significant improvements to your home’s insulation and heating just in time for winter.
The scheme, which ends at the end of March 2021, can help homeowners and landlords by funding at least two-thirds of the cost of heating improvements, and in some cases can fund up to £10,000 if a member of your family meets certain criteria.
Here is everything you need to know, from eligibility to what work is covered by the scheme.
Am I Eligible?
Gov UK has a useful tool to confirm your eligibility, however, you may be eligible for the scheme if you own your home or are a landlord of a home, providing the home is not a new build that has not been occupied yet.
Any homeowner or landlord eligible can claim up to two-thirds of the cost of any work up to £7500 (the government will pay up to £5000 of this). However, if you or anyone in the household also claims certain benefits such as Universal Credit, you can claim the full cost of work up to £10,000.
What Can This Be Used For?
The costs that are covered are complete, which means parts, labour and VAT are paid for through the scheme.
The way the scheme works is that you can put the grant towards at least one primary measure and afterwards the rest of the money can be spent on secondary measures as long as you do not spend more than the amount spent on primary measures.
Primary measures include insulation installation, biomass boiler fitters and other low carbon heating methods such as solar thermal heating methods.
Secondary measures are other measures that can be used to manage the amount of heat being used, including drought proofing, replacing windows with double/triple glazing and heating controls and thermostats to check temperatures.