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Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery scheme

A government backed scheme delivered by local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of eligible households for free.

Important note

Update 16 December: This scheme has now closed to new applications

Following significant demand, Green Homes Grant funding has closed and we're unable to invite further applications. The grant is provided on a first come first served basis and application alone doesn't guarantee receipt of measures which are subject to survey, availability and funding being deliverable by end of March 2022.

Due to significant demand beyond the reach of this round of funding, we may not be able support all applicant households.

For more information about support available to improve energy efficiency visit our energy efficiency grants pages.

green homes grant

This grant helps residents by improving the warmth and comfort of their homes, whilst also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.

The scheme is delivered by our partner, E.ON. You don't need to be an E.ON customer to apply. It aims to raise the energy efficiency of low energy performance homes, including off-gas grid homes. It is available to homeowners (owner occupiers) only.

Eligible homes could receive the following:

  • External wall insulation
  • Air Source Heat Pumps (low carbon heating)
  • Solar panels (renewable electricity generation)
  • Energy efficient doors/windows
  • Smart heating controls
  • Cavity insulation
  • Loft insulation

Eligibility

To be eligible, one of these must apply:

  • your household’s annual income is under £30,000 gross

or

  • your household qualifies via one of the following local authority Flexible Eligibility criteria:
    • your household income (after tax) is below the corresponding thresholds based on the number of children (anyone aged under 18) living at the address:
    • Up to 2 children - £30,800
    • 3 or more children - £40,260

or

  • you’re in receipt of any of the following benefits:
    • Pension credit guarantee or savings credit element
    • Income related or contributions based employment and support allowance (ESA)
    • Income or contribution based job seeker's allowance (JSA)
    • Income support
    • Working and child tax credits
    • Universal credit
    • Armed forces independence payment
    • Attendance allowance
    • Disability living allowance
    • Severe disablement allowance
    • War pensions mobility supplement
    • Industrial injuries disablement benefit
    • Personal independence payment
    • Constant attendance allowance
    • Council tax support (not where only single occupant reduction applies)

or

  • you receive child benefit - as long as your annual income from all sources doesn't exceed the amounts below:
 Single claimantMember of a couple
1 child£18,500£25,500
2 children£23,000£30,000
3 children£27,500£34,500
4 children£32,000£39,000

And:

  • your home must have an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of either D, E, F, or G. You can check your existing EPC rating at Find an energy certificate (Gov.uk) (If you don’t have an EPC certificate confirming your home’s rating, E.ON will arrange one for you.) 
  • you must be a homeowner (owner occupier)

All improvement works to your home must be completed by 31 March 2022 in order to qualify for funding via this scheme. 

Home survey

An E.ON contractor will visit you to determine what improvements are suitable for your home.

Installation

Your home will receive the required works from a Trustmark registered contractor to improve its energy efficiency rating.

Aftercare

E.ON will continue to provide you with ongoing support. The scheme also includes warranties and guarantees with applicable terms and conditions in accordance with the measures installed per job.

Existing Applicants

If you have previously applied to this scheme and wish to discuss the status of your application, call the Green Homes Grant team at E.ON on 0333 202 4820 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).

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