BEIS launches Green Homes Grant Scheme

Today the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced the official launch of their Green Homes Grant Scheme, promising the biggest upgrade to the nation’s buildings in a generation.

From today homeowners can apply for vouchers, redeemable on improvements that will enhance the energy efficiency of their homes, covering as much as two-thirds of the cost of works up to a value of £5,000.

There are further benefits for home owners on low incomes who may be eligible for a grant covering 100% of the cost of such improvements up to £10,000.

The scheme is designed to tackle a number of government objectives, including reducing carbon emissions and fuel poverty, improving the nation’s ageing housing stock and boosting employment.

Vouchers can only be redeemed for certain works and by tradespeople that have been certified by a UKAS accredited certification body, and that are registered with TrustMark or the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). You can find an up to date list of these certification bodies and the works covered by the scheme here.  PAS 2030 and MCS scopes by CB updated

Further information and application instructions for both homeowners and tradespeople can be found on the government portal.

You can find a full list of accredited Certification Bodies on the UKAS website and Certification Bodies seeking to become accredited to PAS 2030 can find out more details here.