Get the new Green Homes Grants before they’re gone!
This September the government introduced a new grant to boost carbon saving measures – the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme. This will end on 31st March 2021 or whenever the money runs out! Local contractors have had lots of enquiries so it will pay to act fast.
The intention is to encourage take up of expensive measures such as Heat pumps and solid wall and floor insulation. The grant has a maximum of £5000 and meets up to two thirds of the cost.
These websites give more detail:
In the case of Heat pumps, this is a great opportunity as you can get £5000 of the cost up front plus extra grant via the RHI over 7 years. In practice you won’t get more overall than you would have had under RHI alone, but you will get £5000 up front.
To help choose the best carbon saving measures the Energy Saving Trust have produced this graphic:
Only Approved contractors (Heat pumps – MCS, Insulation – Trustmark) can access this grant, but virtually all reputable companies already meet these criteria. When you ask for quotes they will explain the application process.
Local Heat pump contractors include:
DH Solar – Lewes
Sussex Heat Pump Systems – Brighton
BSW – Burgess Hill
A Greener Alternative – Shoreham