Green Homes Grant Details Announced
Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end of September.
The new scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes, supporting over 100,000 jobs in green construction.
Tradespeople must register for the Trustmark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation to take part in the scheme, which will cover green home improvements ranging from insulation of walls, floors and roofs, to the installation of energy efficient doors, hot water tank installation or replacing single glazing with double or triple glazing – measures that could help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.
The vouchers will be worth up to £5,000 for homeowners and households on low income can receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, up to a maximum of £10,000.
Homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords will all be eligible.
Later this month, homeowners across England will be able to access advice and support on improving the energy efficiency of their homes from the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service. SEA will suggest appropriate home improvements that homeowners may be able to apply for support in funding.
For more details on the scheme, please see the Government Release at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quality-assurance-at-heart-of-new-2-billion-green-homes-grants?s=09
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