In an effort for the country to reach its target of zero carbon emissions by 2050, the prime minister announced the extension of his 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
The Green Home Grant Scheme has now been extended to the end of March 2022. This means that if you are a homeowner you now have a longer period to upgrade your homes to make them more energy efficient. This scheme could be helping up to 600,000 households potentially save £600 on their energy bills.
The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will see a budget of £1 billion which will be made available for making new, existing and public homes more energy efficient.
This scheme could help to cover two thirds of the costs of home improvements with up to £5,000 covered. For those who are on a low income, 100% of the cost could be covered up to a total of £10,000. This scheme covers works such as insulation of floors, walls, roofs, double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing and also low-carbon heating like heat pumps.
Lord Callanan the Minister for Climate Change said:
“The Green Homes Grant scheme gives homeowners and landlords right across the country a cheaper way to make their homes more energy-efficient and cut their bills – all while making their contribution to tackling climate change.”
“Today’s announcement means an extra year to take advantage of this new scheme, helping households and tradespeople who can plan their workload and create new jobs in their communities. I would urge anyone to visit the Green Homes Grants website and see how they could benefit.”
You can apply for vouchers via the Green Homes Grant Scheme although there may be current restrictions to the work that can be done due to Coronavirus. Guidance can be found at GOV.UK for homeowners who are planning such works to their property.