The UK government is providing a 'green homes grant' in the form of vouchers worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help cover the cost of making energy efficient improvements to your home.
Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces. If you use a voucher for such work, it can be used to help cover the cost of any of secondary measures, such as installing draft-proofing or double/triple glazing.
The government will provide a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to your home, up to a maximum value of £5,000. If you are on a low income and receive certain benefits, you can receive a voucher covering all the cost of the improvements worth up to a value of £10,000.
You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021. You can find further details on the government website.
We are helping to promote the scheme as the more people make energy improvements to their homes, the closer we will get to our goal of supporting the Borough to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. If you think your home could be leaking energy (and cash) this winter, there’s never been a better time to go green.
You can apply for the voucher from the end of September. In the meantime, you can find out what improvements can be made to your home and obtain quotes from certified tradespeople.