Green Homes Grant Applications Now Open

Applications for the government’s Green Homes Grant, available to homeowners in England, can be made from today (30 September 2020) via the dedicated website.

Crucially, the work must be completed by 31 March 2021.

Tradespeople can also use the site to register their interest in undertaking work generated by uptake of the grant.

The government has also announced plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of privately-rented homes by 2028, and £50 million will be spent to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in England.

Here’s a summary of how the scheme works and how you might benefit, along with details of measures for those living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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