New tranche of Green Deal funding
More people should get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).
From 9am on Wednesday 10th December the scheme will open to new applications, with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.
Up to £30 million in vouchers will be available and details of further releases will be announced on a quarterly basis with the next release expected in February 2015.
The £30 million will be split into two categories:
- Up to £24 million for solid wall insulation;
- Up to £6 million for two measures from a list of home improvements available under the scheme.
Once the funding under each category has been committed, no more applications will be taken for that category.
Through this second release of funding, domestic energy customers can now receive:
- up to £4,000 for installing solid wall insulation;
- up to £1,000 for installing two measures from an approved list;
- up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment;
- up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.
To complete the two-stage application process, householders will need:
- A Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) or Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than two years old
- A quote from a GDHIF registered installer or provider for work specified on the GDAR or EPC and included on the list of GDHIF approved measures
- Proof of property ownership (for landlords/undertakings only)
Householders are encouraged to get more than one quote, particularly when they are having expensive work done, to make sure they are getting the best deal available.