In July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government was to set aside £2 billion for green home upgrades and a reduction in energy waste within domestic households.

The government anticipates that around 650,000 homes in England could be covered by the grant. Both homeowners and landlords are eligible, although new build homes and commercial properties are not. Tenants cannot apply directly, but their landlords can.

There is £2 billion in funding available in total and while this sounds like a lot, it could go quickly as demand in the scheme proves to be high.

What's Not Covered by the Green Home Grant?

Gas boilers are a notable omission from the list of home improvements covered by the scheme and while solar thermal panels are covered by the grant, solar photovoltaic panels are not.

Boiler Replacement Grants

The Boiler Replacement Grants scheme is not a part of this Government initiative, rather it is a part of the ECO scheme.

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The new Green Home Grant scheme is aiming to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of energy-saving home improvements in England.
Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation.
Low income households can get 100% of the cost of work covered up to a maximum of £10,000.


How does it work?

The full list of improvements covered by the scheme has been split into “primary” and “secondary” categories.

This is important, because you will only qualify for a voucher if you’re installing at least one of the improvements on the primary list.


Primary improvements:

  • solid or cavity wall
  • under-floor
  • loft
  • roof
  • room in roof
  • park home

Renewable energy:
  • air source heat pumps
  • ground source heat pumps
  • solar thermal systems (but not electric solar)
  • biomass boilers

To qualify for a voucher for renewable energy, you'll need to already have sufficient home insulation in place.
If you already have at least one of these measures installed, you can apply for a voucher to install “top-ups”, but not for a complete replacement.


Secondary improvements:

  • Draught proofing
  • Windows and doors
  • Smart heating controls and thermostats


The grant you receive for the secondary measure can only be equal to the grant provided for the primary measure.
So, if you receive £1,000 to help pay for your primary measure, you will only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards the secondary measure.

Home Insulation Grant

If you are in receipt of government benefits, it might be still easier to apply for home insulation under the Government’s ECO scheme.

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    Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

    You will not be able to claim Green Home grant towards the cost of a measure which has already received funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). However, you can claim both ECO and Green Homes Grants providing that they are each for different measures e.g. for one for loft insulation and another for cavity wall insulation.

    Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

    The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) gives households money towards renewable heating costs in their home. Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

    You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the Green Home Grants for renewable heat installation.

  • Get Your voucher
    Apply For Your Voucher Below

    You will receive a separate voucher for each of the measures that you have applied to have installed.

    Do not start any work before you have received a voucher as it will invalidate your eligibility.

  • Get The Work Done
    Installation Period

    Once your voucher has been issued, the installer can begin the work.

    You can use more than one installer to install different measures. You only need to complete one application form, but you will need to provide a separate quote for each measure.

    The grant is to be paid on your behalf directly to the installer, so you will not receive any cash.