ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Green Homes Grant announced by Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer


Boris Johnson’s flagship £1.5 billion green homes grant scheme is likely to be scrapped less than a year after it was launched in a blow for the government’s net-zero strategy.

The Times has been told that the scheme will come to an end in March after only 22,165 grants worth £94.1 million were issued. The initial target was to secure grants for 600,000 homes.

It was launched in September and the prime minister committed to extending it until March 2022 as part of his ten-point plan for tackling climate change.

Under the scheme the government covers two thirds of the cost of energy-efficiency improvements for people’s homes up to a maximum of £5,000. These include insulating homes to reduce energy use or installing a low-carbon heating system.

However, the slow pace of the rollout has led to significant concern among ministers and the scheme is now expected to be scrapped, with a cut-off date. An announcement could be made as soon as next week.

It represents a setback for the prime minister’s commitment on cutting emissions to net zero by 2050. Ministers had already reduced the level of funding for next year to £320 million, citing concerns over the lack of take-up. That additional funding is now expected to be scrapped entirely.


Also, many applicants have complained about the complexity of the voucher application system and delays. The pandemic and a succession of lockdowns have compounded the problem. The work cannot be started until the voucher is issued. Applicants who jump the gun and begin work before receiving the voucher will lose the grant.

Not only have applicants struggled to obtain vouchers but installers are pulling out of the scheme because they have not been paid.

IMPORTANT: Applications for Green Homes Grants are available in the form of vouchers which you can apply for at We CANNOT apply for these vouchers on your behalf.

Green Homes Grant announced by Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Green Homes Grant Scheme to launch in September for home owners and tenants. 

Register your interest in the Green Homes Grant scheme today as we expect funding to go very quickly.

The Green Homes Grant will provide home owners and private landlords with vouchers of up to £5,000 to install energy saving home improvements.

Rishi Sunak made the announcement on Wednesday 8th July 2020 with the Green Homes Grant Scheme due to start in September and end in March 2021. It is part of a £2 Billion green package intended to upgrade homes, reduce carbon emissions and create jobs after the effects of Coronavirus on the economy.

The Green Homes Grant will help home owners and private landlords to install double or triple glazing, roof & wall insulation and low energy lighting. All installations funded by a Green Homes Grant must be carried out by a Government Accredited installer for that particular product.

We work with Green Homes Grant Accredited installation companies for:

  • Double and Triple Glazing (only as an upgrade from single glazed windows)
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Solid Wall Insulation – Both External Wall Insulation and Internal Wall Insulation
  • Cavity wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Under Floor Insulation (below wooden floors)
  • Room in Roof Insulation (for attic rooms)
  • Energy Efficient Doors
  • Low Energy Lighting

Products may be added or removed from this list when the Government releases full details of the scheme.

According to the Treasury, the scheme could save home owners or tenants up to £600 per year whilst helping to rebuild the economy from the effects of the Coronavirus.

How will the Green Homes Grant Scheme work?

With the Green Homes Grant, home owners or private landlords will receive vouchers worth up to £5,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their property. The Government will pay at least two thirds of the cost of energy saving home improvements with home owners or landlords paying the rest.

The poorest households could receive up to £10,000 from the Green Homes Grant Scheme, which may cover the cost of the renovations in full.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma told BBC Breakfast: “What it ultimately means is lower bills for households, hundreds of pounds off energy bills every year, it’s supporting jobs and is very good news for the environment.”

Green Homes Grant Process

First Time Central Heating

The Green Home Grant Scheme is available to home owners and private landlords. If you are the home owner or a private tenant AND your home has never had a central heating system fitted before, you may also qualify for a First Time Central Heating System Grant. More information can be found HERE.

ECO Scheme

If the Green Homes Grant Scheme is not the solution for you, the Government’s ECO Scheme may be. The ECO Scheme provides grants to householders who receive one of the qualifying benefits, to replace broken heating systems, install first time central heating and to install insulation.

Problems with the administration of the Green Homes Grant have left us with no alternative but to stop accepting applications. Go to for more information

Green Homes Grant is a Government Scheme
Green Homes Grant

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

If the Green Homes Grant Scheme is not the solution for you, the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive may be.

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a Government initiative which provides funding to promote the installation of renewable energy heating systems.  These include biomass boilers, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal water heating systems.

Green Home Grants for Householders who receive State Benefits

The Government has indicated that the poorest households will receive up to £10,000 and may not have to contribute to the cost of installation. Though not confirmed, it is expected that the Green Homes Grant scheme will use the same benefits criteria as the ECO Scheme and those are:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • War Pensions Mobility Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
Cavity Wall Insulation
Smart Heating Controls
External Wall Insulation
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for under floor insulation
Under Floor Insulation
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for loft insulation
Loft Insulation
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for double glazing
Double or Triple Glazing
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for energy efficient doors
Energy Efficient Doors
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for internal wall insulation
Internal Wall Insulation
Green Homes Grant will help to pay for energy efficient lighting
Energy Efficient Lighting