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The Green Homes Grant is a scheme for homeowners and landlords in England to support the installation of energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to their homes. This could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills and make homes warmer and more comfortable for the people living in them.

Twelve London boroughs have joined together to carry out retrofits across the participating boroughs. Those living in the coldest and least efficient properties may be eligible for up to £10,000 of grant funding to cover the installation of efficiency measures.

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

To be eligible, households must:

  • Have a household income of £30,000 or less, or £20,000 or less after housing costs
  • Live in a property with an EPC rating of D, E, F or G (the four lowest ratings)

Both homeowners and landlords are eligible to apply for the scheme. In the case of a tenanted property, the household income requirement relates to the income of the household living in the property, and not the landlord’s income.

Types of work that can be carried out

Any energy efficiency and heating measures compatible with the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) that will help improve D, E, F or G rated homes are eligible. This could include, for example, air or ground source heat pumps, insulation, double glazing and solar panels. The exception is fossil fuel heating systems such as gas boilers (whether installed as new or as repairs to existing systems) which are not eligible. 

Cost

If you are an owner occupier, you do not need to contribute any funding. If you are a landlord, you will need to contribute a minimum of one third of the costs.

Government guidance states that funding to owner occupied eligible households should cover the full cost of upgrading a home and they do not expect the average cost of upgrades to exceed £10,000 per property.

Where a property is tenanted, the Government guidance is that they do not expect the subsidy to exceed £5,000 on average per household.

Owner occupier
Total cost of measures  £5,000 £7,500 £10,000
Amount covered by Green Homes Grant £5,000 £7,500 £10,000
Amount payable by owner occupier  £0 £0 £0
Landlord
Total cost of measures  £5,000 £7,500 £10,000
Amount covered by Green Homes Grant £3,334 £5,000 £5,000
Amount payable by landlord £1,667 £2,500 £5,000

Further information

Find out more about the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme using our frequently asked questions.

How to apply

If you believe you may be eligible, please visit Green Doctors and sign up.

Registering your interest only takes a few minutes and is completely obligation free.

You will receive a screening call to confirm your eligibility by asking you a few questions about your income, benefits status and household. Provided you are eligible, a certified retrofit assessor will visit your property to create a whole house energy efficiency plan and personal recommendation to make your home more energy efficient.

You can also call the GHG:LAD helpline on 0800 083 2265 to speak with the screening team (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm).

Updated: 25 August 2021