About the new Green Homes Grant

Update, April 2021: Owing to the government decision to end the Green Homes Grant scheme at the end of March 2021, we regret we can no longer process claims under this scheme for new projects. Local authority funding may soon be available instead for those meeting relevant criteria – please contact your local council for details.

The remainder of this page has been retained for historical interest and reference purposes only.

We are an accredited supplier under the new Green Homes Grant Scheme.

The Government funded scheme will provide a voucher that covers up to two-thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to your home. Maximum amounts of either £5,000 or £10,000 (for low income households) can be granted to the applicant to put towards insulation and low carbon heating.

Services that we provide that are included in this scheme are Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaic and Heating Controls.

To see if you are eligible for the Green Homes Grant all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Find out if your property is eligible for the energy efficient or low carbon heat improvements by filling in a simple questionnaire at the Simple Energy Advice website here
  2. Once you have confirmed your property is eligible, contact us for a quote for a primary measure of either heat pumps or solar thermal, or a secondary measure for heating controls
  3. Once you have received your quote, apply for the voucher online

Green Homes Grant Costs Examples

Green Homes Grant Home Improvement Average Cost
(From price)
Government Top Up
(Up to 2/3 of the overall cost)
Government Top Up
(for Low Income Households)
Primary Measure
Air Source Heat Pump £8,500 £5,000 £10,000
Ground Source Heat Pump £8,500 £5,000 £10,000
Solar Thermal £5,500 £5,000 £10,000
Secondary Measure
Heating Controls £295 £5,000 £10,000
Solar Photovoltaic £5,000 £5,000 £10,000

Answering your questions

The Green Homes Grant is a scheme to encourage homeowners and landlords to make energy-saving features and low-carbon heating upgrades to their properties. The Government will provide a voucher to cover two thirds of the costs (up to £5,000) or for low income households they will cover the whole cost (up to $10,000). The aim is to help improve the efficiency of the home and in turn save £600 a year on energy bills.

Applicants can apply for the vouchers from the end of September 2020 until 31st March 2022. However, in the run up to this date, homeowners can find out what improvements they need and obtain quotes from certified tradespeople via the Simple Energy Advice website. The works must be scheduled to be completed, and the voucher redeemed subject to its terms and conditions, by 31st March 2022.

  • The Green Homes Grant will allow you to make improvements which include insulation and low carbon heat products and have been divided into ‘Primary‘ and ‘Secondary‘ categories — see below.
  • The voucher must be used to install at least one primary measure, and once a primary measure is confirmed you can also claim for a secondary measure. You cannot apply for a secondary measure on its own.
  • The vouchers cannot be used to replace insulation or low carbon heating measures that are already in place, but they can be used to ‘top-up’ existing measures (for example, installing additional loft insulation up to the recommended level).
  • The amount requested for the second measure cannot exceed the amount you receive for the primary measure.

These cover insulation and low carbon heat options.

  • Solid Wall
  • Underfloor
  • Cavity Wall
  • Loft
  • Flat roof
  • Room in roof
  • Insulating a park home
Low Carbon Heat
  • Draught proofing
  • Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazed windows)
  • Secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • External energy efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)
  • Heating controls
  • Hot water tank thermostats and insulation
  • Solar Photovoltaic

N.B. installing a new fossil fuel boiler (such as gas, oil or LPG boilers) is not covered by the voucher.

  • Visit the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) to check what improvements can be made to your home. You need to answer a few simple questions about your property. SEA has a record of last EPC carried out on all properties. With this information the website will provide recommendations of the options available to you and links to tradesmen to source a quote.
  • Once you have a quote you can apply for your voucher. The link to do this will open at the end of September.
  • You should only enter a commitment to carry out the work once you have had confirmation that your voucher application has been accepted.
  • The installer will request and receive payment from the government for the costs covered by the voucher.
  • All vouchers will be subject to T’s and C’s.
  • Low income households can receive up to £10,000 worth of improvements which would cover 100% of the works
  • Standard Homeowners and Landlords will receive two thirds of the cost up to £5,000
  • You will not be able to receive the grant if you have already received funding for the same measure under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). You can however, apply for the grant if it is for a different home improvement.
  • You can claim the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) alongside the Green Homes Grant for the renewable heat installation. You must claim the Green Homes Grant first and then notify Ofgem that you have used it when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments.
  • You cannot apply for the scheme if you have already received a grant from your local authority as part of the Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

You are obliged to use an accredited trader to source quotes from and to carry out the work and Simple Energy Advice will recommend accredited tradespeople. They need to either be TrustMark accredited or MCS. Gregor Heating is MCS and TrustMark accredited.

If you already have a quote from us for Heat Pumps or Solar Thermal but have yet to place the order, you can use this to claim your voucher