Green Energy Grant - what is it?

Here is the latest news about the Green Energy Grant:

The government has set aside £2 billion to improve energy efficiency in homes. Each household can claim upto £5000 in grants - the household will have to cover 1/3 of the cost.

In order to obtain a voucher, homeowners will have to make an online application detailing the energy efficiency measures they wish to carry out. 

The measures will be split into two categories: primary and secondary. Homeowners must install at least one measure from the primary category in order to qualify for the vouchers.

The primary category comprises:

  • insulation (such as loft, cavity wall or under-floor insulation)

  • low carbon heating (such as air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps or solar thermal).

Providing that you apply for at least one measure from the primary category, you will also be able to claim for a grant for secondary measures. These include: 

  • double/triple glazing (only where replacing single glazing)

  • energy efficient doors (only where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)

  • draught proofing

  • heating controls and insulation, such as thermostats and smart heating controls.