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Applications now open for Green Homes Grant Scheme

Wednesday 30 September 2020

The UK Government has today, 30 September opened applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme, which allows landlords and homeowners to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of making homes more energy efficient.

The Green Homes Grant Scheme

On 8 July 2020, the UK Government announced the Green Home Grants Scheme for landlords and homeowners to help make their property more energy efficient.

Under the scheme landlords and homeowners in England can apply for a voucher to fund at least two-thirds of the cost of hiring tradespeople to upgrade the energy performance of their homes, up to a maximum contribution of £5,000 or up to £10,000 for lower-income households.

The aim of the Green Home Grant is to upgrade over 600,000 homes across England, with the UK Government saying that this will save households hundreds of pounds per year on their energy bills.

The scheme is now open for applications.

Apply for a Green Homes Grant

WHAT PROPERTYMARK IS DOING

Propertymark has long called for the reintroduction of the Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) and includes anything contained within the Recommendation Report of an Energy Performance Certificate.

In our manifesto for the 2019 General Election, Propertymark called for help for the private rented sector with energy efficiency and combatting climate change.

Propertymark Manifesto