It has been confirmed that a Green Deal cash back scheme will be available in early 2013. It will reward consumers that take early action to improve the energy efficiency of their property through the Green Deal, with a direct cash reward from the Government. Community groups will be able to register with the scheme, enabling customers to donate their cash-back to the group or charity of their choice. This money can then be used to support other projects that will benefit the community.

Alongside this, DECC has commissioned the Centre for Sustainable Energy to produce an information pack which will help communities prepare for the Green Deal, this will be available from January 2013.