Homeowners and residential landlords can use the Green Homes Grant to reduce the cost of installing household energy efficient improvements.
This section explains the eligibility criteria, how to apply for a voucher (and then redeem it), and the registration process for becoming a Green Homes Grant installer.
A Green Homes Grant voucher is worth up to £10,000. You can redeem it to cover the costs of making energy efficient home improvements.
Typical improvements include, installing a low carbon heat system and adding solid wall insulation (internal or external).
In most cases, insulating a home will lower energy use and installing low-carbon heating will lower carbon dioxide emissions.
You can check whether you're eligible for a Green Homes Grant online by completing the questionnaire found on the Simple Energy Advice website.
The section below explains how to apply for a Green Homes Grant (e.g. if you qualify and you already know what home improvements you can make).
Registered installers (and their associates) cannot apply for a Green Homes Grant on behalf of homeowners or residential landlords.
You will receive a voucher after making a successful application. You should give it to the TrustMark-registered tradesperson (e.g. the one you choose to carry out the work).
The personal details and information that you will need to provide when making an application includes:
Note: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) produces further guidance about making energy improvements to your home or you can contact the Green Homes Grant team for help.
You will receive the Green Homes Grant voucher (or vouchers) by email - depending on how many 'measures' (home improvements) you applied for.
After the traders complete the work, and you are satisfied with the installation, you will be able to redeem your voucher(s).
After you redeem a voucher for a Green Homes Grant, the payment goes directly to the installer. You would need to redeem multiple vouchers 'separately'.
You will need your reference number and voucher number (sent to you by email) along with the postcode of the property. You also need to provide:
Furthermore, you will need to confirm that:
Important: The deadline for redeeming vouchers is three (3) months from the date of issuance or the 31st of March 2022 (whichever comes first).
The service used for TrustMark-registered businesses and their associates to register to be a Green Homes Grant installer is available on the GOV.UK website.
You will need to have the email address associated with your TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) account, and:
The government stopped accepting new applications for the Green Homes Grant scheme on the 31st of March 2021. As a result, the scheme has now closed.
Fuel poverty is a reality for vulnerable people during times of hardship. The main section contains extra information about heating and household energy benefits focused on helping the most needy.
Note: BEIS provides further guidance for tradespersons and businesses about carrying out work under the Green Homes Grant scheme 2021.
Green Homes Grant in the United Kingdom