The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has officially re-opened. The first £30m of the £100m is now available and further funds will be added through to Year 2 funding commencing in Spring 2015.
In October, Ed Davey confirmed that an additional £100m of funding would be added to year 1 of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).
Up to £5,600 is available to householders in this latest phase.
£30 million is split into two categories:
- Up to £24 million for Solid Wall Insulation;
- Up to £6 million for two measures from a list of home improvements available under the scheme.
Through this second release of funding, domestic energy customers can now receive:
- up to £4000 for installing Solid Wall Insulation;
- up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list;
- up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment;
- up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.
For solid wall insulation 67% of the costs of installation up to a maximum of £4,000 can be claimed back by the customer. For the ‘two measures’ option 100% of the costs of installation to a maximum of £1,000 may be claimed back. Customers who have purchased the property to be improved within the last 12 months may be eligible for an additional £500 home buyers bonus. A rebate towards the cost of a Green Deal Advice Report is subject to a successful voucher application, the installation of the eligible measures through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund and compliance with the scheme terms and conditions.
The list of available measures for the £1,000 are:
- Cavity wall insulation
- Condensing mains gas boiler
- Secondary glazing
- Double/triple glazing (replacement single glazing)
- Flat roof insulation
- Replacement warm air unit
- Fan-assisted storage heaters
- Energy efficient replacement doors
- Floor insulation
- Room-in-roof insulation
- Waste water heat recovery
Householders require 2 pieces of evidence as part of the two stage application process:
- Have a valid Green Deal Advice Report or EPC which must have been carried out in the two years prior to application;
- Apply for GDHIF eligible measure(s) recommended on their assessment report or EPC;
- Apply for a voucher by filling in an application form and providing a quote for the improvements from a registered GDHIF installer or provider. Landlords (or other undertakings) will also need to provide proof that they own the property/ies to be improved.
If you are already an Easy Green Deal customer please call your mentor with any questions and to ensure you are compliant with the application process, Freephone 0124 478 4260.