Green homes Grant

  • Both Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps are included within the scheme along with Solar PV

  • The grant is for £5,000 or 2/3 of the cost of installation (whichever is lesser). This side of the Green Homes Grant will be known as the general scheme

  • Lower Income properties can receive a grant of £10,000 or 100% of the cost of the installation (whichever is lesser). This side of the Green Homes Grant will be known as the low-income scheme.

  • The homeowner can apply for the GHG, and then apply for the domestic renewable heat incentive (DRHI)

  • The GHG will be deducted from the DRHI the homeowner is awarded, effectively "up-fronting" £5k of the DRHI for the general scheme. It’s unclear at the moment whether the same deductible relationship will apply for the low-income scheme. 

  • For low-carbon heating to be installed (such as a ground or air source heat pump), households will need to have adequate insulation (e.g. wall and loft, where applicable). These can be installed as part of a package – they do not have to already be in situ. 

  • All heat pump installers must be registered with MCS in order to carry out work under the Green Homes Grant. If you are not MCS accredited you can get certified on the MCS website.

  • Later this month, homeowners will be able to log on to the Simple Energy Advice Scheme Website where they run through a form and then will be suggested home improvements, such as air or ground source heat pumps

  • Vouchers are expected to be issued starting from the end of September

  • For the general scheme, the following properties ARE eligible: 

    • All owner-occupied homes (including long-leaseholders, shared ownership) 

    • Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties 

    • Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes) 

    • Park homeowners (for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites) 

  • New build domestic properties ARE NOT eligible (we are still waiting for confirmation as to whether self/custom build falls under the definition of new build)

  • For the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes are eligible. Households receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for a fully-funded package of measures 

  • Homeowners will qualify for the Green Home Grants low-income scheme if they receive at least one of the following benefits

    • Income-based Jobseekers 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 Jobseekers allowance (JSA) 

    • Contribution-based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) 

    • Housing benefit 

Phew, that is a lot of information. If we have something incorrect, or we've missed anything, please drop us a line on We'd really appreciate it :)

As soon as we have more information, we'll be sending it out, so stay tuned.

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