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Green Homes Grant Update – what we now know about the GHG

The Green Homes Grant voucher scheme is now gathering speed, with vouchers being issued and installations approaching.

As such, GreenGenUK has seen a number of similar questions. So, here’s an update on what we now know when it comes to the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme.

How can GreenGenUK help you with the GHG?

GreenGenUK is both MCS and TrustMark-approved. Therefore, we are able to offer air source, ground source and solar thermal systems under the Green Homes Grant scheme.

We are happy, in the first instance, to provide free proposals to anyone hoping to claim the GHG. Contact us today to start your journey to a cleaner home.

How much can you claim?

Most homeowners and landlords can claim two-thirds of the cost off of select energy-efficient home improvements up to £5,000. The customer would cover any additional costs.

Low-income households that meet certain criteria may be eligible to claim 100% of the installation costs up to £10,000. You’ll need to submit a voucher application to find out how much funding you’re entitled to.

How do you apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher?

Firstly, you’ll need to check your property is eligible for your preferred measure. Visit the Simple Energy Advice website for an initial assessment of your home.

You can then submit an application to the Green Homes Grant scheme via the government website or by clicking here. In order to finalise an application, you will need a quote from a registered TrustMark and/or MCS-approved installer.

How long does it take for a GHG voucher to be approved?

Initially, the application process was slow – a large number of applications in a short period of time caused a bottleneck. Applications submitted in September were being validated in early 2021.

We are now seeing voucher applications submitted in late-2020 being validated with an estimated turnaround of four-six weeks.

Who receives the GHG voucher?

The customer receives the voucher.

The voucher value is deducted from the amount the customer pays to their chosen contractor. For example, if a heat pump installation was valued at £10,000, the customer would pay £5,000 and redeem the voucher to cover the remaining £5,000.

How do you redeem a Green Homes Grant voucher?

Once an energy improvement measure is completed by the selected installer, the customer visits the government’s website to verify and sign off their installation. The grant is then paid directly to the installer.

When do I have to redeem my voucher?

A customer has three months from the date of issue to redeem their voucher or until 21 March 2022, whichever falls earliest.

It is possible to extend a voucher, as discussed below

Can you amend or extend a voucher?

Firstly, it is possible to extend and amend a GHG voucher.

In order to amend a GHG voucher, the homeowner or landlord will need to forward an amended proposal to the GHG service team. The improvement measure will need to remain the same.

To extend your voucher, the customer will need to request an extension from the GHG service team. An extension can be requested for reasons outside of the customer’s control – delays in scheduling or stock issues, for example.

Your question not answered here?

Refer back to our earlier post on the Green Homes Grant.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for in our Green Homes Grant update? Give GreenGenUK a call or drop us an email.

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