Green Homes Grant
Green Homes Grant for Homeowners
The Green Homes Grant voucher can help to contribute to energy efficient improvements to your home. For instance if you live in a rural area then it can go towards installing a low-carbon heating system like one of our wood pellet boilers.
You have till 31 March 2021 to complete any work and redeem the voucher.
The scheme doesn’t apply to new build homes.
The voucher will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000 or more if you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits.
You cannot get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied.
Wood pellet and biomass heating systems are supported in rural areas.
You must first complete what they call a “primary measure” which would be improvements to like insulating to reduce your energy use or swapping to low carbon heating.
You can also apply for the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). You have to claim the voucher first, then tell Ofgem when you apply for the RHI. The cost of the voucher will be taken off of your RHI payments - so you don't get more money, but you do get a chunk upfront.
Your new low carbon heating system must fully replace a fossil fuel heating system.
To apply for the green homes grant your installer must be Trustmark registered, and registered as a Green Homes Installer too.
You can find out more about the scheme and the eligibility criteria here:
Green Homes Grant for Installers
To register as a provider/installer you must be registered with Trustmark and the Green Homes Grant scheme.
The good news is that RECC members can really easily become Trustmark-registered.
You must either:
- Already be MCS-certified for the relevant technologies and a RECC member
- OR be in the process of applying to become MCS certified and a RECC member, in which case you can apply for TrustMark registration at the same time.
The Trustmark registration adds £100/yr on top of the cost of your RECC membership.
Once registered with Trustmark you can register as a Green Homes Grant InstallerAsk a Question