More information and links about energy efficiency in the home
Green Homes Grant Green homes grant - voucher scheme
The Green Homes Grant voucher scheme opened on 30 September 2020. Homeowners and landlords in England can now apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures and low-carbon heating improvements.
The vouchers will cover the cost of two-thirds of eligible measures. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. Homeowners in receipt of qualifying benefits may be eligible to receive a higher level of subsidy (£10,000), covering the total cost of the measures. All vouchers must be redeemed by 31 March 2021.
Energy Saving Trust
Offers free and impartial advice on how to save energy in your home on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
- Energy Saving Trust website
- Telephone: 0300 123 1234
Helping consumers with energy
Information from the Government that explains what support is available for consumers and where they can go for help on energy. The guide can also help consumers get the best energy deal and information on how to save money this winter.
Winter fuel payment
A payment of £100 - £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 January 1952 for eligible people.
Cold weather payment
Payments are made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over seven consecutive days. You’ll get a payment of £25 for each seven day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. Please note that eligibility criteria apply.
Renewable heat incentive
This scheme which opened in the spring of 2014 for domestic properties provides financial incentives to home owners who use and generate renewable energy to heat their homes. Eligible renewable heating systems include; air source heat pumps, biomass systems, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal technology.