On 8th July 2020, the UK Government has announced a new home improvements grant scheme.
The new scheme, called Green Homes Grant Scheme, as we believe allows homeowners and landlords to claim vouchers worth up to £10,000, to install energy saving measures in their homes, including for solar panels and battery storage
Green Homes Grant Scheme: What we know so far
As part of the UK Government’s new Green Homes Grant Scheme, vouchers worth up to £10,000 will be given to homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient.
With the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, only announcing the scheme 8th July 2020, there are lots of questions to be asked – and luckily, we have some of the answers.
We have compiled the top questions about the scheme and provided answers below, so that you know how the scheme works, and what it’s all about.
 What is the Green Home Grants Scheme?
The Green Home Grants Scheme is a new scheme by the UK Government.
The aim of the scheme is to enable homeowners and landlords to upgrade their homes and properties with energy-saving features, such as solar and battery storage, in order to reduce energy usage.
What does the scheme provide?
Under the scheme, the UK Government will provide homeowners and landlords with vouchers worth up to a maximum of £10,000.
Most homeowners and landlords will receive vouchers up to £5,000, whilst those on low incomes will receive up to £10,000. But depending on which category you fall into; the scheme works slightly differently.
Which home improvements are covered through the grant?
The Green Homes Grant will cover a variety of energy saving home improvements. Whilst a comprehensive list has not been released just yet, below are some of the improvements we believe will be covered.
  • Wall insulation
  • Roof insulation
  • Solar panels
  • Battery storage
At the time of writing, the Government have not released the full details of the scheme. When full details are released, we expect the Government to provide a comprehensive list of which energy saving measures are included, Bookmark this page and keep checking back for regular updates, as we’ll be keeping abreast of all of the latest developments on the grant.
Am I eligible for the Green Homes Grant Scheme?
Exact details on the eligibility criteria has not yet been released by the Treasury, but we expect that most homeowners and landlords will be covered.
To get the voucher, you will be shown the energy efficiency measures that the voucher can be used for. All you then have to do is obtain a quote from an accredited supplier.
Once you have received your quote and the type of work is approved, the voucher will be issued.
For those who aren’t class as being on a low income, the vouchers will be worth up to a maximum of £5,000, and can only cover 2/3 of the total cost.
For those on a low income, the vouchers are worth up to £10,000 and can cover 100% of the cost.
How do I apply for a Green Homes Grant?
Applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme will open in September.
From September, it will be possible to apply for the grant online.
Should I use a Green Homes Grant?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, we would recommend most homeowners make use of the grant.
Installing energy saving measures into your home can help to lower energy bills, saving you money each month, whilst also helping the environment.
The scheme is designed with the aim of lowering energy bills, while at the same time creating more jobs for the UK economy, touted as “green jobs”.
How much are the vouchers?
The vouchers for the grant are worth up to £10,000. Most people will receive up to £5,000, whereas those classed as being on low-income can receive up to £10,000.
When will the grant be available?
The grant is expected to launch in September 2020.
What does the grant cover?
We understand the grant will cover a range of energy saving measures, including roof insulation, wall insulation, solar pv and battery storage
If you wish to be kept informed with any further updates please leave your contact details on our contact us form and we will keep you updated with any further news on the  scheme.