GDHIF has reopened.

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Caroline
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A new round of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) opened for applications today (Wednesday 10th December): www.gov.uk/apply-home-improvement-fund

Up to £5,600 is available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy saving measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall insulation and floor insulation. Domestic energy customers can now receive:

  • up to £4000 for installing solid wall insulation (note that this has dropped from £6000 in the first round);
  • up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list;
  • up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment;
  • up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home.

Up to £30 million in vouchers will be available and details of further releases will be announced on a quarterly basis with the next release expected in February 2015. The £30 million will be split into two categories:

  • Up to £24 million for solid wall insulation;
  • Up to £6 million for two measures from a list of home improvements available under the scheme.

Once the funding under each category has been committed, no more applications will be taken for that category – though applications will still be taken for the other category if funds are still available.

www.gov.uk/apply-home-improvement-fund

Making an Application

To complete the two-stage application process, householders will need:

A Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) or Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than two years old
A quote from a GDHIF registered installer or provider for work specified on the GDAR or EPC and included on the list of GDHIF approved measures
Proof of property ownership (for landlords/undertakings only)

Householders are encouraged to get more than one quote, particularly when they are having expensive work done, to make sure they are getting the best deal available.

Funds are Limited

Funds are limited and DECC may vary the terms of the scheme (including the incentive rates) or suspend or close the scheme, with immediate effect, without notice and at any time as happened earlier this year.

More information about how to apply to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.