Who is Eligible for the Green Homes Grant?
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).
Applying for a Green Homes Grant
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:
- Full name and date of birth of the person who owns the property (owners if more than one).
- Name and date of birth of anyone who is living in the property and is receiving certain types of benefit entitlements.
- An official quote from one of the TrustMark-registered traders (e.g. for the work they will conduct) and their TrustMark licence number.
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.
After Making an Application
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).
Redeeming a Green Homes Grant Voucher
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:
- The email address used for the application.
- An electronic copy of the invoice (send separate invoices if you are redeeming more than one).
Furthermore, you will need to confirm that:
- You received the necessary certification documentation from the installer.
- The work has been carried out to your satisfaction.
- You made a payment to the installer to cover your share of the costs (e.g. if more than the grant limit).
Important: The deadline for redeeming vouchers is three (3) months from the date of issuance or the 31st of March 2022 (whichever comes first).
Registering as a Green Homes Grant Installer
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:
- Authority to act on behalf of the business (or associate) that you will register.
- Your TrustMark licence number and MCS licence number (for businesses installing low carbon heat measures – such as air source and ground source heat pumps, solar thermal).
Related Help Guides
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.
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Note: BEIS provides further guidance for tradespersons and businesses about carrying out work under the Green Homes Grant scheme 2022.