Which free or subsidised home improvement measures could you be eligible for?

What is the Green Homes Grant?

The new ‘Green Homes Grant’ is a Government initiative which will support UK households to improve their homes over the next 2 years, until March 2022 .

How can I benefit from the Green Homes Grant scheme?

There are two different ways your household can get involved with the scheme:

  • Local Authority Delivery Scheme

Nottinghamshire residents can benefit from the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire, which is a Local Authority Delivery Scheme run by the Nottingham Energy Partnership, E.ON* and Nottinghamshire County Council. This scheme allows eligible residents to benefit from the home improvement measures, free of charge.

To qualify for the free Green Homes Grant home improvement measures through the Local Delivery Scheme, you must:

– Be a Nottingham County resident, and

– Be a homeowner or landlord**, and

– Have a combined gross household income under £30,000, and

– Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of D,E,F or G. You can check the EPC of your property on this Government website.

* Please note that you do not need to be an E.ON customer to take part in the scheme. 

** Please note that landlords can only benefit from partially funded improvements.

  • Voucher Scheme

Any Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire resident can benefit from the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme, which will provide households with vouchers to cover up to 2/3 of the cost of qualifying improvements in their homes. There are two kinds of vouchers available:

– Voucher with the maximum value of up £5,000 per household is available for any homeowner or landlord.

– Voucher with the maximum value of up to £10,000 per household is available only for homeowners. For this voucher, one occupier must be in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits: Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS) Pension Guarantee Credit, Working Tax Credit (WTC), Child Tax Credits (CTC), Universal Credit (UC), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Contribution-based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit. This higher value voucher is not available to landlords.

You can quickly find out which of the two vouchers you are eligible for by completing the questionnaire available on Simple Energy Advice’s website.

Which home improvement measures are available?


  • Local Authority Delivery Scheme
The home improvement measures covered by the LAD scheme are:
Solid wall insulation
Loft insulation
Cavity wall insulation
Air Source Heat Pump
Solar Thermal
Solar PV
Doors
Smart Thermostats

  • Voucher Scheme

The Green Homes Grant Vouchers must be used to install at least one primary home insulation or low carbon heating measure. If you choose to install at least one of the primary measures, you can use the voucher to cover the cost of secondary measures. The subsidy for the secondary measure is capped at the value of the subsidy provided for the primary measures. For example, if you receive £300 for a primary measure such as a cavity wall insulation, you will be able to receive a maximum of £300 for a secondary measure such as draught proofing.

The primary measures covered by the vouchers:The secondary measures covered by the vouchers:
Insulation:
Solid wall
Cavity wall
Under-floor insulation (solid floor; suspended floor)
Loft
Flat roof
Room in roof
Park home insulation
Windows and doors:
Draught proofing
Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing)
Secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
Energy efficient replacement doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2020)
Low carbon heat (available only where the home is suitably insulated):
Air source heat pump
Ground source heat pump
Solar thermal
Biomass pellet boilers
Heating controls and insulation:
Hot water tank thermostats
Hot water tank insulation
Heating controls (e.g. smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves)

How do I apply for the Green Homes Grant?

  • Call 0115 947 2207 to check which Green Homes Grant scheme you are eligible for, or
  • Complete the form below, and receive a call back from our team.

If you are unsure about which scheme you would be eligible for, we urge you to get in touch, as our friendly team will be able to go through the options with you and recommend the best route depending on your circumstances.

For example, daughter, carer, GP, nurse or social worker. If you are a member of staff, please add in your job title. If you would like to be the nominated contact, do also include your contact details.

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