Green Homes Grants
Government funding for a greener, warmer home
Government funding is now available to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, helping you to do your bit to move to net zero carbon by 2050 while saving money on your household bills.
The Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme could fund improvements to reduce your energy use and lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.
- If you’re a homeowner (including park homeowner on a residential site) or a residential landlord, you could receive vouchers to cover two-thirds of the cost of improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000.
- Residents receiving certain benefits may be eligible for vouchers covering 100 per cent of the cost of the improvements, to the maximum value of £10,000.
The scheme opened in October 2020 and is open until March 2022, when all vouchers will need to have been redeemed and all improvement work completed.
What improvements can be funded?
The vouchers must be used to install at least one ‘primary’ measure.
- Insulation (examples include wall insulation, under-floor insulation, loft insulation, roof insulation, insulating a park home)
- Low carbon heat (examples include installing an air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal, biomass boiler, or hybrid heat pump).
If you install at least one primary measure, your voucher can also be used to help cover the cost of ‘secondary’ measures too.
- Windows and doors (such as draught proofing, double/triple/secondary glazing, energy efficient doors)
- Heating controls and insulation (such as hot water tank thermostat or insulation, or heating controls: appliance thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves).
Act now to access this funding before the deadline.
For full information please visit the dedicated Government webpages.
I need to know more about the technology
If you would like to read more about the sort of improvements you can make to your home to make it more energy efficient and save money, you could read our case studies. There's one for each type of technology, from Ground Source Heat Pumps to Solar Thermal Heating.
I need some advice
Carbon Neutral Cambridge
Carbon Neutral Cambridge has undertaken some work to create heatmaps and detailed postcode maps showing the areas of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority that have concentrations of homes with either “poor” or “very poor” loft insulation, or uninsulated or partially insulated cavity walls. You can view information for South Cambridgeshire on the Carbon Neutral Cambridge website.
The top 21 'hotspot' villages identified in South Cambridgeshire are: Bar Hill; Bassingbourn; Caldecote; Cambourne; Duxford; Fen Ditton; Fen Drayton; Foxton; Girton; Great and Little Shelford; Hardwick; Hauxton; Histon; Linton; Melbourn; Milton; Over; Sawston; Stow cum Quy; Teversham; and Waterbeach.
Simple Energy Advice
You can find out how to improve the energy efficiency and heating in your home from Simple Energy Advice. Visit the website to check what energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements may be best suited to your home.
Local Energy Advice Partnership
The Council has also partnered with LEAP (the Local Energy Advice Partnership), which offers a free energy advice service for our residents, and can also provide things like free LED bulbs and draught proofing; help to understand tariffs; referrals for funding for improvements and more.
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