The £70 million available through the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been fully allocated. This has created a pipeline of energy efficiency work for the industry over the coming months, with households in England and Wales benefiting from improvements carried out under the scheme.
An additional £5 million, remaining from release two of GDHIF, is being made available immediately so householders can continue to apply for funding to make energy saving home improvements. The funding will be allocated as follows:
• up to £1,250 for installing two measures from an approved list;
• up to £100 refunded for a Green Deal Assessment if it recommends the measures applied for;
• up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.
Money for GDHIF is part of over half a billion pounds allocated for household energy efficiency between 2014–2017.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:
“The GDHIF is extremely popular, and the third release has proved no exception. Thanks to this scheme, some of the country’s leakiest homes will be warmer and cheaper to heat – permanently.
“We know the best way to help people use less energy and drive down their bills is to make their homes more energy efficient, and through the Energy Companies Obligation and the Green Deal we’ve improved over one million homes across the country.”
Energy and Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd said:
“Thousands of families are taking advantage of the GDHIF and reaping the benefits of a warmer home and lower energy bills.
“It’s no surprise the latest round of funding has been snapped up so quickly but there’s still money available through GDHIF to help even more people have a warmer home for less.”
The approved list of measures for the £5 million remaining from the second release of GDHIF is as follows:
• Cavity wall insulation;
• Condensing mains gas boiler;
• Secondary glazing;
• Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing);
• Flat roof insulation;
• Replacement warm air unit;
• Fan-assisted storage heaters;
• Energy efficient replacement doors;
• Floor insulation;
• Room-in-roof insulation;
• Waste water heat recovery.