Am I eligible for a Green Homes Grant?
Homeowners in England can apply for a voucher capped at £10,000 from the government towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to their homes.
These grants are open to applicants who are homeowners, tenants living in a private rented property and landlords in England.
This new scheme will give over 600,000 homes a grant.
Can tenants and landlords claim for the Green Home Grants?
Yes. Landlords and tenants are able to apply for the grant. We can help by contacting your landlord on your behalf.
Contact us for advice and help regarding rented accommodation.
Are low income households eligible for grants?
The Green Home Grants are aimed to give low-income households access to much-needed funds to make their homes warmer and fuel bills less expensive.
If you are a low-income household, you may be able to receive a higher level of grant if you are a homeowner and either you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits.
The maximum value of these higher level vouchers is £10,000 which can cover 100% of the improvements. Landlords cannot apply for the low-income part of the scheme.
Local Authorities will also be making support available for low income households in their local area through the Green Homes Grant: Local Authority Delivery. More information on participating Local Authorities is available on GOV.UK.
Are higher income households eligible for grants?
Yes. Tenants, landlords and homeowners who do not claim benefits and are not classed as low income households can benefit from a voucher with a maximum value of £5,000 with two thirds of the installation of qualifying improvements being funded by the Green Homes Grant.
For advice regarding your situation and the grant please contact our team.
What improvements can I get with the grant?
Your grant vouchers must be used to install at least one primary home insulation or low carbon heating measure.
If you install one of the primary measures, you can use your voucher to help cover the cost of a secondary measure. It is important to note that the grant for the secondary measure is capped at the same value of the grant provided for the primary measure.
For example, if you receive £500 for a primary measure, you will be able to receive a maximum of £500 for a secondary measure.
Please see the list below for the qualifying primary and secondary measures.
- Air source heat pump
- Ground source heat pump
- Solar thermal
- Biomass pellet boilers
- Low carbon heat (where the home is suitably insulated)
- Solid wall
- Cavity wall
- Under-floor insulation
- Flat roof
- Room in roof
- Park home insulation
- Heating controls and insulation
- Heating controls (e.g. smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves)
- Windows and doors
- Draught proofing
- Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing)
- Secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
- Energy efficient replacement doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2020)
- Hot water tank thermostats
- Hot water tank insulation
Please contact us to discuss which measures may be best for your home.
How do I apply?
You can apply for a voucher from the end of September 2020. Before you apply, you can use this link to check if you are eligible for a voucher.
How does the Green Homes Grant affect other grants or funding?
Energy Company Obligation
Unfortunately, you cannot claim Green Homes Grant vouchers towards the cost of a measure which has also received funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
However the good news is that you can claim both ECO and Green Homes Grant vouchers for different energy efficient measures – for example an air source heat pump and loft insulation.
What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and how do I get paid?
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a financial reward given to homeowners by the government for installing a renewable energy system in their home.
As it stands, domestic properties who install a renewable energy system before March 2022 are eligible.
Payments are made on a quarterly basis for a period of up to 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system. These payments can help to offset the installation costs.
You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the Green Home Grant for the renewable heat installation. Households can claim the Green Homes Grant for energy efficiency measures both before and after accreditation to the Domestic RHI.
Therefore we encourage all of our customers to apply for the available Domestic RHI grants so you will receive your quarterly annual Domestic RHI payments minus the government contribution awarded from the Green Homes Grant.
If you claim the Green Home Grant first, you must 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.
Please contact our team to learn how you can benefit from the Domestic RHI.
Why should I use OHM Energy?
You can have confidence and relax in the knowledge that OHM Energy adhere to the strict accreditation rules for tradespeople involved in the new 2020 Green Homes Grant scheme.
At OHM Energy, we provide advice and cost effective quality solutions, based on a wealth of experience in heating, plumbing,solar thermal, solar PV and heat pump technology. It is very important to us that you receive unbiased accurate advice.
You can decide who to appoint as your approved TrustMark and MCS registered tradespeople to install your energy efficient measures using the Green Home Grant scheme.
The TrustMark scheme guarantees you that all installations will be completed to a high standard by accredited and skilled tradespeople, ensuring you are fully protected with all associated commissioned works and units.
Our team of installers at OHM Energy all have the TrustMark accreditation and are fully qualified professionals, with an emphasis on quality and client satisfaction.
What are the next steps?
Please check you are eligible for the Green Homes Grant scheme using this link.
After, please contact us arrange a FREE home energy assessment to discuss which energy efficient measures are best for your home to using your funding vouchers.
Once you have agreed on the works, your vouchers will be issued from the end of September 2020 so the works can start.
We hope you found this information useful and we look forward to working with you.