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The Green Homes Grant Scheme was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The home improvements grant encourages homeowners to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. In turn, it generates work for tradespeople and contractors forced to down tools as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.

How much can I get through the Green Homes Grant?

Participants in the scheme will apply for a home improvements voucher of up to £5,000 from the government. You’ll be expected to pay towards one third of the work cost, or less. Low-income homeowners may be eligible for up to £10,000 without the requirement to pay anything themselves.

When does the home improvements grant launch?

The Green Homes Grant scheme will launch online in September 2020.

What can I use the grant scheme for?

The scheme is to be used for making homes more energy efficient. This means that insulation, new windows and doors are all likely to be included. It could also be used for new heating systems and lighting.

How will the Green Homes Grant work?

It seems that there will be some sort of control over the work that is available. It’s expected that each application will be assessed by a qualified retrofit coordinator that will visit the property. Their job is to assess potential improvements work to make your home more energy efficient.

Can landlords use the scheme?

Based on what we’ve seen so far living in the property isn’t a requirement. It means owners who let the property out as landlords can probably also apply.

Where does the Green Homes Grant cover?

Unfortunately, the scheme is only available for English properties, so homeowners in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland won’t be eligible.

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