What is the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund?

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

On the 23rd July 2015, DECC (the Department of Energy and Climate Change) announced it was ending funding for the Green Deal scheme. No more applications are being considered at this time. 

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) launched in June 2014. The initial funding level was for £118m, but an additional £100m was confirmed with the first £30m added in December 2014. The remaining £70m was added in March 2015, and then year 2 of the GDHIF is due to commence in April 2015 with the next phase of a total £450m funding.

What is the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund?

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund currently offers householders the opportunity to get up to £5,600 return on incentives on 12 energy efficiency improvements. The current setup of the scheme involves two core offers which are as follows:

Core Offer 1

The first offer allows homeowners to receive 100% of the installation costs, up to £1,250 for installing two energy saving improvements from the list below:

  • Condensing Mains Gas Boiler
  • Fan-assisted storage heaters
  • Replacement Warm-air Unit
  • Waste Water Heat Recovery
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Flat Roof Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Room-in-roof insulation
  • Double/Triple Glazing (replacing Single Glazing)
  • Secondary Glazing
  • Energy Efficient Replacement Doors

Core Offer 2

The second offer allows the customer to have up to £3,750 towards the total cost of installing Internal or External Solid Wall Insulation returned to them. This makes the high carbon improvement more affordable for homeowners.

Following the two core offers, there are also two ‘Add-on Offers’ available, which are as follows:

Add-on Offer 1

Householders are able to claim a refund of up to £100 for a Green Deal Advice Report (GADR) which is less than 24 months old when they do work under this scheme. 

Add-on Offer 2

For homeowners who have bought a home in the last 12 months, they have access to an additional £500 for doing so, as well as taking up Core Offer 1 or 2. 

For homeowners to have access to any of the above they must meet the following incentive criteria:

  • Customers must apply for the voucher before the work starts
  • Must have a quotation from a GDHIF registered installer or provider for work specified on the GDAR or EPC
  • Measures must be recommended in an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or GDAR carried out in the last 24 months
  • Customers will not be eligible for the GDHIF incentive if they receive ECO or other Central Government funding, on the energy saving improvements applied under the GDHIF.

Green Deal Installer or Green Deal Provider must be involved to give access to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

For further information or to discuss your company's Green Deal Certification as an installer allowing you to offer the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund please don't hesitate to give the Easy Green Deal team a call on 0161 768 5807.

By becoming a Green Deal certified installer you gain access to the Green Deal home Improvement fund and the ability to install a wide range of renewable technologies. As a business, it’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.