The Green Homes Grant scheme was officially launched in England on 30 September. Under the scheme, the Government will fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements up to £5,000. Those homeowners with low incomes, including those on certain benefits, are eligible for a grant covering up to 100% of the cost of works up to £10,000. The Government hopes that the scheme will improve the energy efficiency of over 600,000 homes.
The measures included within the scope of the scheme are divided into Primary Measures and Secondary Measures. Primary Measures range from insulation of walls, floors and roofs, and low-carbon heating like heat pumps, biomass boilers or solar thermal systems. Secondary Measures include the installation of double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing.
The Government estimates that, taken together, these measures that could help households save up to £600 a year on their energy bills and support over 100,000 jobs in green construction for local plumbers, builders and tradespeople across the UK.
RECC members wishing to take part in the scheme must be MCS-certified for the measures in question, a RECC member and registered with TrustMark. You must also register with the Green Homes Grant, providing your payment details, here: https://green-homes-grant.service.gov.uk/installer-registration
It’s simple to register with TrustMark through RECC here: https://www.recc.org.uk/trustmark .
This section provides up-to-date information for installers and consumers. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact RECC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7981 0850.